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Updated: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:47:21 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Marc Emery getting released from prison, says tweet



Marc Emery, the self-described "Prince of Pot," speaks to reporters outside the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Monday, May 10, 2010 as his wife Jodie looks on before turning himself in to be extradited to the United States. Jodie Emery is running under the Green party banner this election, due in part to the cost of mounting a campaign. The Marijuana Party has just two candidates running in order to maintain registered party status.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward The Canadian Press

Marc Emery, the self-described "Prince of Pot," speaks to reporters outside the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Monday, May 10, 2010 as his wife Jodie looks on before turning himself in to be extradited to the United States. Jodie Emery is running under the Green party banner this election, due in part to the cost of mounting a campaign. The Marijuana Party has just two candidates running in order to maintain registered party status.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward The Canadian Press

Marc Emery is being tranferred from a U.S. federal prison to a private deportation facility in Louisiana this morning, according to a message posted by his wife Jodie on Twitter this morning.

"I'm a bit excited, that's for sure. I'm showered and shaved and ready to go. Its so dark and grey outside. I hope they drive me safely there!...Call you tonight (I hope!)  Your man on Release day!" he wrote in the email, which was posted online by his wife.

The B.C. pot advocate was sentenced to five years in jail in 2010 for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana after his Vancouver-based mail order business was busted in a joint operation involving U.S. and Canadian law enforcement agencies in 2005.

After his paperwork is completed and a flight booked to Detroit, his estimated return to Canada estimated to be sometime is between August 10 and 25.

but he is expected to immediately start a 30-city cross-Canada tour to promote the legalization of marijuana in Canada once he arrives in the country.

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