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About Jeremy Daw J.D.

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Jeremy Daw, J.D., grew up in Texas, where he studied English literature at the University of Texas at Tyler. In 2002, he enrolled at New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Science, where he studied literary criticism and postmodern philosophy. In 2008 he earned a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School. While in graduate school, Mr. Daw began to experience severe nausea and other abdominal symptoms which resulted in the loss of his appetite and a slow, steady decline in body weight. After three separate gastrointestinal specialists failed to provide any relief, a friend recommended that the author try marijuana. The improvement was immediate, and a cannabis advocate was born. After becoming disillusioned with work within the criminal justice system, Mr. Daw turned to writing. Weed the People, his debut book-length title, places the current debates over cannabis in a much-needed historical context, making the case that medical marijuana is anything but new, and that the many uses of cannabis sativa have been criminally denied an industrious culture. He now lives in Berkeley, California.

Posts by Jeremy Daw J.D.:

Cracks In The Wall: What The Vote In Portland Maine Means For Marijuana

Cracks In The Wall: What The Vote In Portland Maine Means For Marijuana

On Election Day 2013, voters in Maine’s largest city sent a resounding message by voting to legalize adult possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana – by a massive 65%-35% margin. But while the vote was a huge win for Portland, it’s an even bigger win for the country. To understand exactly why, we must go […]

Ganja’s Going Global

Ganja’s Going Global

PHOTO: allthingsgreen.ca The world of weed, as we know it, is about to change. One recent story, which did not attract nearly as much press attention as it should have, broke about two weeks ago when the government of Canada announced that it was streamlining its medical marijuana dispensary system with new, business-friendly regulations. While advocates found […]

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

PHOTO: Cannabis Now/Source: The Leaf Online The Leaf is back – October 15th. In just a few years, noted authors and activists Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris built the West Coast Leaf into one of the largest cannabis publications in the world. With a circulation of 175,000, the print edition became a staple of the cannabis […]

When The Drug War Pulled An Assad

When The Drug War Pulled An Assad

Everyone should be outraged by the cowardly gas attack perpetrated in Syria last month. To use chemical weapons to deliberately poison one’s fellow citizens is a despotic act of the most hideous order. Have you heard about the time the United States’ government did just that? As Deborah Blum reports, the US Treasury began a […]

Smoke Pot, Lose Weight?

Smoke Pot, Lose Weight?

In 2005, a team of medical researchers at the University of Florida published a small study which seemed to turn cannabis science on its head. Examining the charts of female adults who had been referred for obesity/weight management over a 12-month period, they found a clear inverse correlation between Body Mass Index (BMI, a common measure of […]

Hemp And America: The First Blows Of The Revolutionary War

Hemp And America: The First Blows Of The Revolutionary War

PHOTO: The Boston Massacre (death of Crispus Attucks) This excerpt from Weed the People: From Founding Fiber to Forbidden Fruit by Jeremy Daw, J.D. is published with special permission.  When Samuel Gray heard Boston’s church bells ringing furiously into the night, he assumed the town called for help with a fire. But when he discovered that […]

The Origins of K2 “Spice” Synthetic Cannabis And Why It Is So Dangerous

The Origins of K2 “Spice” Synthetic Cannabis And Why It Is So Dangerous

Its street names, appearing first in Europe around 2004 and in subsequent years on the streets of the United States, evoke cosmic experiences in far-off places: “K2” references the world’s second-highest mountain without any hint of the tranquility in the name of its taller neighbor, Everest; “Spice” alludes to the sci-fi novel Dune with its compelling descriptions […]

The Economics of Extortion: Could Cannabis Replace the Leukemia Drug Gleevac?

The Economics of Extortion: Could Cannabis Replace the Leukemia Drug Gleevac?

What is the moral difference between threatening a person’s life to extort a million dollars and charging a person a million dollars for a lifesaving drug? If the answer appears obvious to you, slow down. While a desperate patient taking out a second mortgage on their home to save their life may feel the victim […]

Could They Be Saved?

Could They Be Saved?

I must confess to a sense of profound discomfort. The feeling began as soon as I heard of Angelina Jolie’s decision to have both her breasts removed as a preventive mastectomy, and has increased up until this very moment. I knew I had to write about this urgent public health issue, but every possible commentary […]