Marijuana

Marc Emery Wins Release from Solitary

The marijuana advocate was being held on suspicion of ... having a phone

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CANNABIS CULTURE—Canadian marijuana crusader Marc Emery, currently serving a five year sentence in US prison for his political activism, has been released from solitary confinement after being cleared of false charges by prison officials.

Marc, who has been regularly practicing and performing music with a small group of fellow inmates, received permission in early March from prison authorities, including the prison's Special Investigative Services (SIS), to take photos of his band.

The photos were taken, developed, and sent to Marc's wife Jodie by mail, and then published on Cannabis Culture in a blog post.

A week ago, Marc and several of his bandmates were locked in solitary confinement and told they were under investigation by the SIS for possibly using an illegal cellphone to take the photos.