The US government has approved a prisoner transfer application for Marc Emery, the Canadian marijuana activist serving a five year sentence in the US for selling marijuana seeds to fund pot legalization activism.
The transfer must also be approved by Canadian authorities before Emery would be eligible to return to Canada.
Emery’s legal council has confirmed to his wife Jodie that US authorities have approved his transfer home.
“It’s great news that the US Department of Justice has approved Marc’s transfer home,” Jodie Emery told Cannabis Culture. “I hope the Canadian Conservative government quickly approves the paperwork on their end so it becomes official and Marc can come home to Canada.”
Canadian authorities have, so far, made no comment.
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