Jodie Emery has been one of my heroes for a long time. She fights hard for marijuana reform, even when it isn’t easy. Even when she had to fly from Canada to visit her wrongfully incarcerated husband in America, she was still able to be one of the most active marijuana reformers on the planet. Canadian politics are heating up, as Jodie Emery has announced that she is running for office. Per the National Post:
Jodie Emery, the wife of notorious marijuana activist Marc Emery, officially filed her nomination papers Monday to run for the Liberals in Vancouver East — a move widely thought to put wind in Conservatives’ sails as they attack leader Justin Trudeau for pushing marijuana legalization too hard.
“[I]t’s funny that the Conservatives and NDP are warning to not have us run [for the Liberals]… why are they concerned about the welfare of the Liberal party?” she said.
“Maybe, it suggests we actually can help get the vote out because Marc and I are high profile and we have people who want to get active and we have a federal party that wants to legalize marijuana.”
To say that I endorse Jodie Emery’s candidacy is a huge understatement. If you live in the jurisdiction she is representing, vote for her and volunteer for her campaign. Even if you don’t live in the jurisdiction she is representing, you should still support her candidacy. Kudos Jodie, I can’t wait to see your victory speech on Election Day!