'USA Fuck Off'? I Thought Canadians Were Polite


Courtesy of Paul Feine, here are some photos from the protest in Vancouver that followed last week's arrest of Canadian marijuana activist Marc Emery:

The Drug War Chronicle has a detailed update on the case, including a discussion of possible grounds for refusing extradition and this revealing quote from a statement by DEA Administrator Karen Tandy:

Today's arrest of Mark [sic] Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture magazine and the founder of a marijuana legalization group, is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the US and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement…Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery's illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on.

I've yet to see a plausible explanation of why the DEA decided to go after Emery now, since he'd been openly selling marijuana seeds for a decade. Did it take that long to get the Canadians to cooperate?