You can feel a little safer when you go to sleep tonight,

You can feel a little safer when you go to sleep tonight, knowing that the man who sold marijuana seeds over the Internet is now in custody in Canada and will soon be extradited to the United States. Profiled in these pages in 2007, when he was supporting the candidacy of Ron Paul, Marc Emery is known as the Prince of Pot, and has long been sought by the US Government for his role as Johnny Marijuana seed. Yesterday, he turned himself in, striking a defiant tone. “I won’t be apologizing to any judge,” he said. “I won’t be making account for my work. I only regret that I wasn’t able to do more.”So Uncle Sam will get his man. And Uncle Sam wants YOU to pay for the costs of extradition lawyering and five years of incarceration for this Canadian seed seller. It’s too bad we can’t leave Emery in BC and take home a couple of the “hybrid ‘monster’ wolves” instead. They sound kinda cool.

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