Marc Scott Emery (born February 13, 1958) is a Canadian cannabis rights activist, entrepreneur and politician. Often described as the "Prince of Pot", Emery has been a notable advocate of international cannabis policy reform, and has been active in multiple Canadian political parties at the provincial and federal levels. Emery has been jailed several times for his cannabis activism.
Marc Scott Emery
February 13, 1958
|Other names||Prince of Pot|
|Occupation(s)||Politician, activist, entrepreneur|
|Known for||Cannabis policy reform advocate|
|Political party||Freedom Party of Canada (1978–2000)|
British Columbia Marijuana Party (2000–present) Conservative Party of Canada (2017) People's Party of Canada (2018–present)
|Criminal charge||Selling cannabis seeds|
|Criminal penalty||5 years in prison|
|Spouse||Jodie Emery (Separated)|
He is the estranged spouse of fellow activist Jodie Emery, with whom he operated Cannabis Culture magazine and Pot TV. Until the business was raided by police, the couple were co-owners of Cannabis Culture, a business that franchised pot dispensaries. Crown prosecutors later deemed the business to be illegal due to obtaining cannabis from illegal sources.