'Prince of Pot' Marc Emery greets supporters in Toronto

"Prince of Pot" Marc Emery (L) with wife Jodie on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Yonge Dundas Square speaking to like-minded cannabis culture friends after his recent release from a five-year term in the U.S. penal system. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

MATT INGRAM, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:39 PM ET

TORONTO -- The Prince of Pot was welcomed home in Yonge-Dundas Square Thursday after serving a prison term south of the border.

Marc Emery and his wife, Jodie, greeted supporters who came out to add their voices to those calling for the legalization of marijuana.

It was a small but dedicated group who didn't let a little rain stop them at the downtown gathering.

"It's been wonderful, people have been terrific. It's like I never left," Emery said.

The crowd was made up of pro-marijuana activists, medical marijuana patients and passersby curious to see Emery and listen to what he had to say.

"Everywhere I go there have been well-wishers, even people who I don't think agree with marijuana legalization think that maybe it's a bit rough to have someone go away for five years over seeds," Emery said.


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