Nonviolent pot prisoners like Canada’s Prince of Pot, Marc Emery, could be released after serving only half their time.
This bill would “amend the federal criminal code to direct the Bureau of Prisons, pursuant to a good time policy, to release a prisoner who has served one half or more of his or her term of imprisonment if that prisoner: (1) has attained age 45; (2) has never been convicted of a crime of violence; and (3) has not engaged in any violation, involving violent conduct, of institutional disciplinary regulations.”
The former U.S. district attorney who prosecuted B.C. marijuana activist Marc Emery in a cross-border sting is calling for the legalization and taxation of pot in Canada and the U.S.
John McKay, a former U.S. attorney for the western district of Washington State, was joined by Emery’s wife Jodie and former B.C. Attorney General Geoff Plant at a lecture in Vancouver on Wednesday.
McKay said he did not regret prosecuting Emery because he broke U.S. law, but he believes the war on pot has been a complete and total failure. He said the laws keeping pot illegal no longer serve any purpose, but allow gangs and cartels to generate billions in profits.
“I want to say this just as clearly and as forthrightly as I can, marijuana prohibition, criminal prohibition of marijuana is a complete failure,” McKay said.
In the same week an Ontario court struck down Canada’s marijuana law, “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery was told he won’t be allowed a prison transfer and must serve his entire sentence in the U.S.
Kirk Tousaw, a Canadian lawyer for Emery, said authorities told his client in a letter received Friday that the U.S. government refused his transfer request due to the “seriousness of the offence” and “law enforcement concerns.”
Emery, who had been imprisoned in Georgia, pleaded guilty Sept. 10 in Seattle to selling marijuana seeds to Americans through his Vancouver-based catalogue company and was sentenced the same day to five years in prison.
Headcanon: Tezuka is a good cook, if by cook you mean someone who follows recipes to the letter. Fuji prefers to improvise as she goes along. Whenever they choose to cook together, Tezuka is usually the one doing almost all the cooking while Fuji tries to throw chilli peppers into the fruit tart (”But chilli is a fruit, Tezuka!” “No, Fuji. Put that down now.”) and paint Tezuka with cake batter.
Characters’ Zodiac Signs: POT (Prince of Tennis + New Prince of Tennis)
WOWOWOOWOWOWOWOWWWWWWWWW SOMEONE PLEASE CALL AN AMBULANCE CAUSE I’VE LOST TOO MUCH BLOOD FROM NOSEBLEEDING AFTER SEEN AL THIS HOOOOOOOT GUYS!!!! ~(* /o\ *)~
I mean really who needs otome games with all this cute guys?!?!! they’re better then otome!!! I mean sooooo many characters and actually MOST OF THEM, NOT ONLY THE MAIN CHARACTERS - ARE HOT!!! O_O
Sanada, the guy who was born on may 21 (the first one) was noted as a Taurus - but actually May 21 is the beginning of Gemini. (It may be a mistake of the site who wrote the details. ^^ anyway you can consider him as both.)***
***July 23 - the day when Cancer switches to Leo - the signs are switching on the middle of the day, but actually the characters almost always consider to be a Leo (I mean the creator consider it as a leo, so we go with his choice. :) ).***
(the last one who was born on October 23 - that is the day when libra and scorpio are switching, scorpio taking control. the problem is, that it depends on the hour of the birth - in the middle of the day - so you can’t really tell what zodiac sign the character is (unlike the leo\cancer case, on libra\scorpio case its like 50/50 - some characters consider as a libra and some as a scorpio). on cases like this one, I’m going to see what zodiac sign the creator himself has chosen for the character. in that case - it is Libra (even though to my opinion the character look and act much more like a scorpio).
(woooaaaa so many scorpios *.* btw, like what I’ve wrote on the Libra part - the last guy who was born on November 22 - that’s exactly between Scorpio and Sagittarius. Scorpio and Sagittarius are also switching on the middle of the day, so again, I’m going to see what the creator has chosen. ^^ in this case - Scorpio.)
*____* woaaaaa so many hotties!!! which sign do you think has the most hotties???
anyway hope you enjoy this post ^^ it took me reallyyyyy long time but it was fun doig it! ^^