Self-described Prince of Pot Marc Emery has been arrested in Montreal, and is now facing charges for drug trafficking, possession for purposes of trafficking, and conspiracy.
Not only that, but Emery is prohibited from being anywhere where narcotics are sold in Quebec. His court case will resume Feb. 15.
Emery’s wife and fellow pot activist Jodie Emery tweeted video of Marc being taken into custody at a Mont-Royal pot shop Friday afternoon.
The move comes a day after the couple opened six marijuana shops under their Cannabis Culture brand in the city, offering to sell marijuana without membership or medical documents to recreational users older than 19.
That drew a sharp rebuke from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Montreal Mayor Dennis Coderre.
Trudeau says until legislation is tabled to legalize marijuana, current laws blocking pot sales must be enforced.
But it didn’t stop the Emerys, who opened the shops to long lineups – and suggested they might open a location in the Prime Minister’s own riding.
Late this afternoon, Jodie tweeted that police had turned up to raid several of the new pot shops.
There are also reports Marc’s wife, Jodie Emery, has also been arrested.
@JodieEmery has been arrested at her hotel. Unclear on what charges.
— KirkTousaw (@KirkTousaw) December 17, 2016
— Cannabis Culture (@CannabisCulture) December 17, 2016
Calls to Tousaw for more information have not yet been returned.