Marc Emery is a Canadian who never went to the U.S. and never grew or sold cannabis. He sold only cannabis seeds in Canada for over a decade, paid taxes on all income, and used the profits to fund political activism. The Drug Enforcement Administration bragged Marc's 2005 arrest was a significant blow to the cannabis legalization movement because hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery's profits are known to have been channeled to cannabis legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. It's all about politics, not about pot. Vancouver police tried to have Marc charged in 2003, but the Crown declined; so the VPD worked with the U.S. to indict him south of the border. In 2008, American authorities offered a plea deal that would allow Marc to serve his time in Canada if he was charged here, but the Conservative government refused. If Marc broke the law in Canada, he should be tried and sentenced in Canada, not sent to a foreign country to be punished under much harsher laws.