Monday, January 12, 2015

Cannabis queen Jodie Emery hopes to run for Liberals, but can her controversial husband and Justin Trudeau get along?

The old building at 307 West Hastings Street is like a marijuana super store, without any marijuana for sale. There’s a large retail shop on the ground level that offers old-school pipes and papers and bongs, and pricey high-tech vaporizers for the modern, more health-conscious crowd. Upstairs there’s a comfortable if malodorous lounge where bring-your-own cannabis products are openly consumed. Tobacco smoking is not allowed.
Everywhere there are illustrations and pictures of this town’s patron saint of marijuana, the so-called Prince of Pot, Marc Emery. This is his joint, and on most days since his release last summer from a U.S. prison, where he served a five-year sentence for selling marijuana seeds, he can be found inside his store or in the lounge, getting high and handing out free samples of potent hash oils and what he calls his “8-bud blend.”
Mr. Emery is as cantankerous as ever, directing written and verbal jabs at anyone whom he considers an enemy of the marijuana freedom and legalization movement, and to those whom he perceives as threats to himself and his wife, Jodie. His targets include Stephen Harper, whom both Emerys despise.
They have also included Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Which is a problem for Jodie...Continue reading...                                                                                                                                                                                                                    See also...Jodie Emery: Liberal party dismissive of my nomination.

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