Marc Emery, Canada's 'Prince of Pot', to return home next week

Marc Emery appears in a 2006 file photo taken in London, Ont. (Morris Lamont/QMI Agency)

Marc Emery appears in a 2006 file photo taken in London, Ont. (Morris Lamont/QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:01 PM ET

Canada's "Prince of Pot" could be back in the country by Tuesday.

Marc Emery was released from a U.S. prison last month after serving 4 1/2 years for selling marijuana seeds to Americans via mail-order, and has been awaiting deportation back to Canada.

"Breaking news: Marc was told by an Immigration & Customs Enforcement officer that he's coming home next week!" his wife, Jodie, posted to Facebook Friday.

Emery, of Vancouver, was extradited to the U.S. in 2010 and sentenced to five years after he pleaded guilty to distribution of marijuana.

Jodie Emery said she anticipates her husband will cross the border in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday, and that they plan to return to Vancouver on Aug. 17 after spending time in Toronto.

Emery has been dubbed the "Prince of Pot" for his many years as a pro-marijuana activist.

Jodie Emery is vying to be the federal Liberal candidate for Vancouver East.

The couple have said they will tour the country in support of Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party.


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