Pot activists Marc and Jodie Emery arrested in Toronto

Prominent marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery have been arrested in Toronto.

Lawyer Jack Lloyd says the couple was taken into custody at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Wednesday evening.

Neither Lloyd nor Toronto police could confirm what, if any, charges the Emerys are facing.

Lloyd says the Emerys are due in a Toronto courtroom on Thursday.

The couple own Cannabis Culture, a chain of 19 marijuana dispensaries across Canada.

The chain opened several stores in the Montreal area with much fanfare in December, though they were quickly shut down by Montreal police. Marc Emery, the self-styled "Prince of Pot,'' was arrested and charged with drug trafficking.

The federal government is moving to legalize marijuana, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emphasized late last year that the current laws exist.

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