Vancouver’s self-styled “Prince of Pot” is defending himself in opposition to allegations of sexual impropriety.
In an announcement on his Fb web page, Marc Emery addressed quite a few complaints levelled in opposition to him on social media.
He apologized and admitted errors however insists he was by no means sexually aggressive with anybody.
Emery says he had consensual intercourse with three workers of his Hashish Tradition pot outlets over time, two of whom he married however by no means with anyone beneath the age of 19
His assertion comes after an Ontario journalist claims Emery was inappropriate along with her at his Hashish Tradition retailer years in the past.
The Twitter put up sparked an issue on social media and triggered an enormous response. in addition to different allegations. Deirdre Olsen says she was 17 when she met Emery in 2008.
She mentioned Emery was on the peak of his fame because the so-called “Prince of Pot” and he or she says she was star-struck.
Olsen — who grew up in Ladner — says he as soon as invited her to smoke pot from an outsized phallic bong and mentioned specific issues to her. She mentioned her mom stopped her from taking a job on the pot store.
Emery acknowledges he had 5 to eight 17-year outdated pals that he smoked marijuana with in 2014 and 2015 after getting back from jail.
CBC Information has not absolutely investigated or verified the allegations in Olsen’s on-line claims. Emery didn’t responded to CBC Information’ request for an interview Thursday.