Prince of Pot pontificates to grassroots in Vancouver

Marc Emery gives his first Vancouver speech on Sunday. (SCREENGRAB)

Marc Emery gives his first Vancouver speech on Sunday. (SCREENGRAB)

Michael Mui, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:27 PM ET

VANCOUVER -- A vote for the federal Grits is a vote for legalization.

That's the message the Prince of Pot, Marc Emery, had during his first day back in Vancouver after spending more than four years in U.S. prisons.

Emery's wife, Jody, is seeking the Liberal nomination to run in the Vancouver East riding.

"We've got a good Liberal tide coming across the country next year as far as federal politics goes," Emery told the crowd in Vancouver's Victory Square Sunday.

"We'd even get to define what legalization means. If we can chalk it up and tell people this is what we expect from legalization, they will do what they have to -- to deliver."

Emery, who joked and said he was back up to 20 marijuana joints a day now since he's been back, reminded the crowd the marijuana legalization movement started in Vancouver -- even though it's now the U.S. leading the charge.

"I'm not afraid to remind you the whole concept of 420, partying all day on April 20, started here," Emery said.

"Oct. 19 is legalization day. Just show up. Just a half-hour of your life, everybody together, and we'll never have this discussion again."

michael.mui@sunmedia.ca


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