Article by CTV Montreal
Cannabis Culture owner Marc Emery is facing charges of drug trafficking, possession for trafficking and conspiracy after being arrested on Friday.
Appearing in court on Saturday, Emery was released on $5,000 bail. He is not allowed to smoke or sell pot as conditions for his release.
His wife and co-owner, Jodie Emery, denounced the arrest in an interview with CTV Montreal.
“It was a very heavy-handed response and we’re very sorry to see so much tax money being wasted, hurting harmless people,” she said.
Emery, the self-proclaimed Prince of Pot, was arrested at the Cannabis Club located at 2200 Mont-Royal Ave. E when the raids went down after 5 p.m. It was his 29th arrest and came just a day after the opening of the recreational marijuana store and five others in the city.