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Legalize ALL Drugs, Not Just Cannabis

Legalize ALL Drugs, Not Just Cannabis

IMAGE: L’Aubade, Pablo Picassso I was entertaining a customer in our cannabis vapour lounge (420 Session) a couple days ago.  We had the usual chit chat and banter about pot–what kind I like, what kind of vaporizers are best, you know, the usual.  Then the War on Drugs came up, and after taking a hit […]

Those Who Fight: Human Rights and The Tragic Death of Robert Taylor

Those Who Fight: Human Rights and The Tragic Death of Robert Taylor

On December 30, 2013, a man named Robert Taylor died on the floor of his Burlington New County Jail cell in a puddle of his own urine and feces. If you follow New Jersey news, you’ve probably heard about Taylor’s death – and if you don’t follow New Jersey news, the upcoming documentary Those Who […]

The Most Obvious Place to Start Prison Reform: Cannabis POWs

The Most Obvious Place to Start Prison Reform: Cannabis POWs

Photos Courtesy of Cheri Sicard In the course of my job as a cannabis activist I regularly say a lot of things that surprise the general public.  Since they’ve been subjected to decades of government sponsored brainwashing, most people are not up on the real facts which often run counterintuive to what’s expected: smoking marijuana […]

Fixin’ Stupid: The War on Weed 2.0

Fixin’ Stupid: The War on Weed 2.0

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.                                                        -Bertrand Russell What is it about Marijuana that is worth […]

Prisoner Re-entry: Ex-Convicts Need More Than Clemency

Prisoner Re-entry: Ex-Convicts Need More Than Clemency

There has been a lot of talk recently about prison crowding and clemency. We are past the point of debating if our country has a prison problem. The facts that we imprison one in 100 of our citizens, and that the “land of the free” is home to 5% of the world population and 25% of its prison […]

To End The War On Drugs – A Guide For Politicians, The Press and Public

To End The War On Drugs – A Guide For Politicians, The Press and Public

PHOTO: Zak23984/Wikipedia Commons For fifteen years, I have sought the most knowledgeable people on the planet to discuss the policy of Drug War. I’ve interviewed more than a thousand congressmen, scientists, doctors, all kinds of politicians, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, police chiefs and priests. I’ve invested more than 30 thousand hours investigating this one subject. […]

Drug War POW Larry Ronald Duke on Watching the Colorado Pot Rush from Prison

Drug War POW Larry Ronald Duke on Watching the Colorado Pot Rush from Prison

During a televised CNBC special last week titled “The Colorado Pot Rush,” I told the man sitting beside me that it was a shame John Denver wasn’t still alive to witness the turn of events occurring in his home state of Colorado, which has voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for consenting adults […]

How New Jersey Treats Patients: A Tragedy, in One Act, and One Scene

How New Jersey Treats Patients: A Tragedy, in One Act, and One Scene

PHOTO: Andrew Jackson . . SCENE: A small prison cell, with just a bunk bed, a toilet and a sink.  A prisoner, dressed in ill-fitting khaki shirt and pants, sits on the bed. He speaks: PRISONER:  Damn, here I am, locked up. And it’s all for using my medicine: marijuana. I flunked out of Drug Court and […]

New Jersey: Aggressive Law Enforcement, Dysfunctional Politics & Lack of Medical Cannabis “Garden State”

New Jersey: Aggressive Law Enforcement, Dysfunctional Politics & Lack of Medical Cannabis “Garden State”

PHOTO: Andy Morris A woman I recently met in South Jersey told me she was the victim of a violent crime – a home invasion.  She called 911.  When the police arrived they noticed rolling papers on her coffee table.  They got a warrant and searched her house.  They found found her personal stash of […]

Dear Mrs. Obama

Dear Mrs. Obama

Dear First Lady Michelle Obama: Over the past few years of the presidency, you have made it your mission to help children, especially with their health, and this is a platform that I can get behind. I agree completely that the health of our next generation is of the utmost importance.  Where we seem to […]