It’s July 17 and Jodie Emery is still waiting for her husband, Marc, to come home to her after spending nearly five years in a Mississippi prison. Emery’s sentence for selling seeds by mail to Americans from his home in Vancouver, British Columbia was completed eight days ago. He served his full sentence of five years after being extradited from Canada, minus time for good behavior.
While researching Marc originally for this article, THC saw that his wife, Jodie, is on the ball as usual. She tweets updates of her husband’s status for the many fans of his, hers and their Cannabis Culture businesses. While Cannabis Culture Magazine has not been available in print since 2009, Jodie still runs the website, Pot TV and a small store in Vancouver among other ventures.
The latest news about plans for her and Marc include a 30-city tour around Canada in the fall to stump against Steven Harper’s Conservative Party candidates. Meanwhile, Jodie has just announced that she is seeking the nomination for elected office in the Vancouver East riding (district) representing the Liberal Party.
THC caught up with the Princess of Pot by phone to get an update on Marc, ask her about her political ambitions and find out how much Canada’s policymakers are looking for U.S. states to lead the way in legalization.