'Prince of Pot' back in Canada from US prison

Marc Emery addresses a crowd at an anti-extradition rally held for him in front of the U.S. Consulate on September 10, 2005 in Vancouver, CanadaCanada’s self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery returned home Tuesday, vowing “political revenge” after spending more than four years in a US prison for selling marijuana seeds by mail across the border. The US Drug Enforcement Administration heralded Emery’s initial arrest in Canada almost a decade ago as a “significant blow” to the pro-pot movement. During his incarceration, however, calls for softening marijuana laws across the Americas have grown louder, including a New York Times editorial last month comparing the US federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition. Uruguay, the first country to fully legalize production, sale and distribution of marijuana, meanwhile called for bids this month from private growers who want to farm cannabis in a public field.

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