Pot activists Marc and Jodie Emery arrested

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The nature of the charges against the Emerys remained unclear Thursday morning. A bail hearing was put over to Friday morning.

Tousaw says he's getting reports that Vancouver dispensaries are not being raided as part of Project Gator - yet. Thirty-seven-year-old Chris Goodwin and 31-year-old Erin Goodwin, both of Toronto, and 29-year-old Britney Guerra of Stoney Creek, Ont., face charges that include conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

Then, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, the couple's chain of dispensaries - Cannabis Culture - posted on Facebook a video of their Church St. location in Toronto being raided by Toronto Police.

The so-called Prince of Pot, Marc Emery, and his wife, Jodie, are set to appear in court today after they were arrested Wednesday night at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Shops are being raided in Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver, Montreal, and Ottawa.

The court was filled with about a dozen of Emery supporters, advocates of medical marijuana and pot dispensary stakeholders.

"Our history of enforcing the law against illegal cannabis dispensaries is well established", Pugash said.

Emerys' Cannabis Culture location on West Hastings had been raided by Vancouver police at the request of Toronto police.

There are about 20 Cannabis Culture shops across the country in B.C., Ontario and Quebec, although Emery has said it's hard to keep count because the stores frequently open and close due to police raids.

Earlier Wednesday, Marc Emery had posted on Facebook that he and Jodie were heading to Spannabis, a cannabis expo, in Barcelona.

The turmoil has occurred as the federal government continues to mull changes to marijuana laws.

Police forces across the country have been raiding pot shops in recent months and charging owners with trafficking-related offences.

"It appears they were arrested at the airport and not as part of a raid".

Victoria-based cannabis lawyer Kirk Tousaw, who has known the Emerys for several years called the arrests a "national disgrace".