The Long, Authoritarian Arm of American Drug Law


Some lousy news from up north:

After two decades as Canada's Prince of Pot, Marc Emery will surrender himself today in B.C. Supreme Court and become the country's first Marijuana Martyr.

Emery will begin serving what could be as long as five years behind bars as Uncle Sam's prisoner for a crime that in Canada would have earned him at most a month in the local hoosegow. […]

Emery hasn't even visited America but he was arrested in July 2005 at the request of a Republican administration that abhorred his politics.

More outrage here; link via Kent Cowan. Reason has been covering Emery's case for years.