Media Advisory - Insider interview with pro-marijuana activist Marc Emery wraps up Fraser@OPUS spring cocktail series

    VANCOUVER, June 5 /CNW/ - Marc Emery, Leader of the BC Marijuana Party,
is facing the possibility of life imprisonment in the United States for
selling marijuana seeds over the Internet to U.S. customers. With an
extradition hearing scheduled for later this year, Emery will share his
thoughts on his case and discuss his cause during the final evening of the
2007 spring cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser@OPUS on Thursday, June 7.
    Emery is the publisher of Cannabis Culture magazine and is often referred
to as "the Prince of Pot" by the news media. He has twice run for mayor of
Vancouver, in 1996 and 2002 when he finished fifth.
    Behind the Spin: Fraser@OPUS offers a unique opportunity to discuss an
array of issues with opinion-makers whose leadership on key topics informs the
news and public debate. The speakers for the upcoming Fraser@Opus fall
cocktail series will be announced shortly.
    Interested media are invited to attend the event but are requested to
confirm their attendance in advance as space is limited.

    Date:        Thursday, June 7, 2007

    Time:        5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Program from 6:30pm to 7:15pm)

    Location:    The OPUS lounge at the OPUS hotel
                 322 Davie Street (Yaletown)

    The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational
organization based in Canada. Its mission is to measure, study, and
communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on
the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does
not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

For further information:

For further information: Raeann Co, Media Relations Co-ordinator, The
Fraser Institute, Tel. (604) 688-0221 ext. 568, Email:

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