B.C.’s Prince of Pot has been granted bail and could temporarily be released from jail as early as today as he continues to await extradition to the U.S. to plead guilty to selling marijuana seeds.
Marc Emery has been held at the North Surrey Pre-Trial Centre in Port Coquitlam since turning himself over to authorities on Sept. 28.
He anticipated the extradition process would take 30 days, but his lawyer, Ian Donaldson, is ill with pleurisy and has been unable to file submissions.
“It’s a maximum-security facility and it’s been seven weeks,” said Jodie Emery, Marc’s wife. “He thought if he could get out for a week or two, or even a day, he would do it.”
He has promised to surrender to U.S. custody within 72 hours after an extradition order is signed, which could happen as soon as Dec. 1, which is the final day for submissions.
Jodie Emery said jail has been tough on her husband. The food is awful and he doesn’t get any sunlight. He is locked in his cell for 18 hours a day on weekdays and 20 hours a day on weekends.
“We’re going to get some healthy food and just enjoy our time together.”