Canada’s Prince of Pot is handing his crown to his princess.
Pot activist Marc Emery told a Vancouver business licence hearing yesterday that he was transferring control of his Cannabis Culture Headquarters to his wife, Jodie Emery.
“She is an exemplary person and she’ll be an excellent business person,” said Marc Emery, who was at city hall for a third day to appeal the city’s rejection of his business licence renewal.
Emery is surrendering himself to authorities on Monday for extradition to the U.S., where he will plead guilty to selling marijuana seeds through mail.
Emery withdrew the business licence application yesterday in order to transfer directorship of the company, Avalon Sunsplash, to his wife, his accountant and his lawyer. The new directors could then petition for the renewal of the business licence.
Vision Coun. Geoff Meggs said the city had seven points of concern with Emery’s appeal. The main one is that it is illegal for someone to run a business after they have been criminally convicted in connection with that business, he added.
“Much of city staff’s concern focused on a conviction that he has for possession in Saskatchewan a few years ago,” Meggs said.
BY JEFF HODSON