Article by Randi Druzin, Leafly
Activist Jodie Emery has been making headlines for years. The Kamloops, BC native is the co-owner of Cannabis Culture, a business that used to franchise cannabis dispensaries, and still produces a magazine, along with a web-based video channel called POT TV.
She rose to prominence as an advocate for legalization during the four years (2010 to 2014) that her husband, Marc Emery, was imprisoned on drug charges in the US. She has spoken at rallies and testified before government hearings. She also ran for public office in BC.
Jodie and Marc, the self-proclaimed ‘Prince of Pot,’ were convicted on drug-related charges in December 2017 after police raided some of their pot dispensaries. They were fined and placed on two years’ probation with conditions that include not participating in any illegal cannabis dispensary.
The couple split in 2018.