This morning, Jodie Emery announced on social media that she’s finally allowed to return to work.
Emery, her husband Marc, Chris Goodwin, Erin Goodwin, and Britney Anne Guerra (otherwise known as ‘the Cannabis Culture 5’) have been granted variations that will allow them to return to work at Cannabis Culture, and to travel across Canada.
She took to Instagram this morning to share the exciting news with her followers.
‘Some good news – we got bail condition variations!’ she wrote.
‘We can now travel across Canada, and return to legal work at Cannabis Culture.’
Emery added that it had been a long day in court but that she was grateful for the support she and her team had received.
She ended the note by expressing her frustration toward the federal government’s continued criminalization of cannabis users in spite of plans to legalize cannabis. (Emery has said that this probem could be solved if the government agreed to decriminalize cannabis ahead of legalization.)
‘Strange and sad to see so many people going through this ordeal of criminal punishment for cannabis while legalization is supposedly underway,’ she wrote.
This afternoon, Emery tweeted that while the accused are allowed to travel and return to work, they are not permitted to communicate with each other.
Marc and Jodie Emery were released on bail of $30,000 each on March 10, after being arrested two days earlier at Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
Marc Emery faces 15 charges, including three counts of trafficking, five counts of possession of the proceeds of crime, and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.
Jodie Emery faces four counts, including trafficking and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.
Trafficking more than three kilograms of cannabis carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.