Join ‘The Worldwide Rally For The Prince of Pot’, and show your
support for Marc Emery, the marijuana activist who is going to jail in
the United States for FIVE YEARS for selling marijuana seeds and
funding the cannabis movement.
Marc is expected to be sentenced in the Seattle Federal Court of
Ricardo Martinez on or around Monday, September 21. The plea agreement
is for a 5-year sentence in US Federal Prison. The global rallies in
support of Marc will be on Saturday, September 19th — join the
Marc Emery is a well-known activist, Vancouver retail store owner, and
editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine. He was raided by Canadian police
and the US DEA on July 29th, 2005, and arrested for selling marijuana
seeds over the Internet.
On September 10th 2005, over 40 demonstrations were held around the
world to protest Marc’s arrest for extradition to the United States.
Locations included Moscow, Prague, Wellington, Sydney, Mexico City,
Paris, and London.
Marc Emery, Cannabis Culture and WhyProhibtion.ca are calling for
worldwide protests again to bring attention to his cause and
In Canada, Marc would like his supporters from every community in the
country to hold a rally at their local Government of Canada building.
The government of Canada is responsible for the marijuana prohibition,
as well as signing off on Marc’s extradition. We are hoping for
organizers to come forward to host major rallies in support of Marc at
US consulates in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, and
the US Embassy in Ottawa.
In the United States, we hope for a rally in all 50 States in as many
cities and towns at Canadian Consulates, local courthouses, DEA
offices, Justice Department offices, or a main intersections for
maximum visibility to your community.
Help by planning a rally and organizing with others in their
community. Please contact Cannabis Culture (604-689-0590) or Marc
directly (email@example.com) if you would like to be a leader
of a rally Marc Emery’s name, or help with such a rally in your
community, or would attend or make signs. Across the globe, we hope
for a rally in every country we can find a supporter to lead a rally,
wherever on the earth they may be, at Canadian embassies or
consulates, courthouses, or main intersections.
It’s easy to do!
Pick the place for the rally first. The main courthouse in town is a
good place. A busy intersection where you will be seen, or on the
sidewalk by any US or Canadian embassy or consulate or a federal
building on a main avenue are excellent rally sites. You don’t need
any permits. Posters & signs should be prepared and the rally should
start at 2.00 pm and go to 5 pm. Chants should be developed; like
“Free Marc Emery”, “No Prison For Pot”, “No More Drug War”, “Stop the
violence, end prohibition”, “Register to vote, Win the Right To Toke”
and, well, you’ll think of many, they are fun. But practice them
Make your signs legible and clear, check spelling beforehand. People
walking with signs while chanting slogans of cannabis liberation is
fine for the whole 2 or 3 hours, but you can add speakers every 20
minutes or so to change it up. Campaigning for Ron Paul in 2007, I
learned that a sign saying “Google Ron Paul” was very effective in
drawing passers-by attention to his videos or philosophy. A sign at
each rally saying “Google Marc Emery and his work for freedom” or
something like that will be helpful in expanding awareness.
HOW TO HOLD A PROTEST by Cannabis Culture Magazine
RALLY TOOLS by Cannabis Culture Magazine
* Free Marc Emery
* Google Marc Emery
* No Jail For Prince of Pot
* Free Anti-Prohibition Activist Marc Emery
* Free Cannabis Culture Leader Marc Emery
* DEA out of __________ (your country or town here)
* End Prohibition
* No More Drug War
* No Prison For Pot
The purpose of signs is to stir the mind of any passersby who might
Google ‘Marc Emery’, ‘Prohibition’, or ‘Drug War’.
It is important to inform your local media of the rally and its
purpose, why you support Marc Emery. Tell them the extradition of a
non-violent Canadian to an American prison is WRONG! Address the fact
the DEA (US Drug Enforcement Administration) is in your country also,
and should be expelled.
Marc Emery writes:
One of the under-currents of a worldwide rally, especially with
substantial US participation, is to ease the anger many Canadians may
feel towards Americans once I am incarcerated. Improperly directed
anger will be counter-productive to the cause. If American rally
support is significant, Canadians will see Americans as fellow
warriors and victims in the drug war. The risk is that there will be a
lot of unproductive America-bashing by Canadians after my sentencing
and while I am incarcerated. Anger and indignation should be channeled
against the drug war that exists everywhere on Earth, and towards the
politicians that make these injustices and cruelties happen.
Find out why Marc is cutting a deal with US prosecutors.
Find out more about Marc’s fight against extradition at NoExtradition.net.
To help Marc further, all supporters are encouraged to write a polite,
sensitive letter to his sentencing judge, Ricardo Martinez, in the
federal court in Seattle, pleading for leniency.
Send letters to:
Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez
700 Stewart Street
Find out more about Judge Martinez
Send us your Facebook, MySpace, or website pages for the rally in your
city and we will post links to them.