Marc Emery is a Canadian businessman and political activist who owned and operated Cannabis Culture Magazine, Pot-TV, the BC Marijuana Party, and Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture Headquarters (previously the BCMP Bookstore, and HEMP BC before that.)


He was also the world's most famous marijuana seed retailer and the biggest financial supporter of the marijuana movement world-wide until the US Drug Enforcement Administration and Canadian law enforcement arrested him in Canada and shut down Marc Emery Direct Seeds in July 2005.


Marc is currently imprisoned in Yazoo City medium-security prison in Yazoo City, Mississippi after being extradited on May 20, 2010 by the Canadian government. He was sentenced on September 10 in Seattle federal court to five years in prison for "distribution of marijuana" seeds, though the US Drug Enforcement Administration admitted it was actually for his political activism and financing the marijuana movement


Marc is at Yazoo City Correctional Institution in Mississippi. Please send him letters, news updates, and photos. He needs our support to get through the next few years.


MARC EMERY #40252-086
P.O. BOX 5888

Please write to Marc about what's going on in your life, the activism you've done, the little pleasures and joys of your day, the news about what's happening in the world and your area, etc. Prison life is just endless boring repetition, cut off from the outside. Nothing ever changes and nothing new ever happens, so Marc would really appreciate getting reports from the outside world. Marc tries to write back to everyone who sends him a letter, too.


MAIL MAY BE READ BY PRISON OFFICIALS. Do not write about illegal activities or anything that you feel might jeopardize your safety.


Photos are permitted, but don't send pictures of bongs, marijuana use or plants, nudity, or anything illegal because it will be refused. You can't send stamps in the mail. Inmates must purchase their own stamps and writing paper and envelopes.


Newspaper clippings are not allowed. Newspaper stories must be photocopied or printed on 8.5 x 11 paper and sent as a letter. Marc can only have five books at a time, so he is asking people to not send books, as he will get the ones he wants from Jodie. You can subscribe him to magazines, though.


You must include a return address. You can use an address different from your home if you want to keep that information private, but if your letter is refused it will be returned to the address you use, or thrown out if there is no return address.