Suffering from Crohn’s Disease since 1988, Michelle Rainey resigned from a 10 year bank career in 2000 to form the British Columbia Marijuana Party. She has spent the last decade advocating marijuana legalization. Michelle is 1 of 3000 Canadians to hold a legal license to possess and produce marijuana for medicinal purposes.
She was arrested by the United States DEA in 2005 with her then business partner Marc Emery for conspiracy, internet seed selling and money laundering. Having spent the last 4 years under extradition orders, Michelle has fought for the rights of medicinal marijuana users all over Canada and the world.