The date May 10, 2011 marks one year since "Prince of Pot" Marc Emery was ordered extradited to the United States by the Canadian Conservative government.
One year ago, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson signed the extradition order. Marc was taken to Seattle on May 20. He has served time in Seattle, Oklahoma City, Georgia, and is now in Yazoo City medium-security prison in Mississippi.
"Marc and I were never apart, so this last year has been challenging and heartbreaking," said Jodie Emery, Marc's wife of almost five years.
"It's hard, knowing what he goes through. Marc helped millions of people through his political activism and philanthropy, yet he suffers in US federal prison for those actions.
"I also struggle, as I have to take care of him, myself, my business, and maintain my activism to change these unjust laws."
This year, the "FREE MARC" image was everywhere and Jodie stood in Marc's place, leading the parade and speaking on stage to 50,000 attendees.
Article From Cannabis Culture and used with special permission.