‘Prince of Pot’ pleads guilty to drug charge, gets 5-year sentence

The Toronto Star

SEATTLE—Canada’s self-styled “Prince of Pot” has been knocked from his throne.

Marc Emery will be heading to prison after pleading guilty Monday to selling marijuana seeds from Canada to American customers, under an agreement with U.S. prosecutors.

The 52-year-old will receive a five-year prison sentence in exchange for his admission in U.S. District Court in Seattle to one count of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.

“Sometimes you reap what you sow,” U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan said Monday in a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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