TORONTO — Canada’s so-called “Prince of Pot” and his wife face multiple drug-related offenses after being arrested in Toronto. Lawyer Jack Lloyd said Marc Emery and his wife, Jodie Emery, were taken into custody at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Wednesday evening.

Marc Emery faces 15 counts, including conspiracy to commit an indictable offense, trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of proceeds of crime, while Jodie Emery is charged with five similar counts.

Jodie Emery mouthed the words “I love you” to her husband during the couple’s brief Thursday court appearance and flashed a peace sign before being admonished by the justice of the peace.

The couple owns the Cannabis Culture brand, which operates 19 marijuana dispensaries. Police raided dispensaries in several cities Thursday.

The federal government is moving to legalize marijuana, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has emphasized current laws should be respected.

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