‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery denies allegations of grooming, inappropriate sexual behaviour

Marc Emery, the prominent marijuana advocate often described as the “Prince of Pot,” is facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour.

In an 1,800-word post published on Facebook just after midnight, Emery denied several allegations that Toronto journalist Deidre Olsen posted on Twitter on Wednesday night that accused him of grooming and exploiting young women from vulnerable backgrounds who worked at Cannabis Culture, the pot shop he created in the 1990s, and of acting inappropriately towards herself when she was a teen in 2008 considering a job with the store.

…In her Twitter thread outlining the allegations, Olsen highlighted both what she said are her own experiences with Emery as well as those of other women who have worked for or with him over recent years, including both links and screenshots to similar posts online.