Tag: Activist


Irvin Rosenfeld, one of five US medical marijuana patients legal at the federal level, goes over his history and experiences at a Michigan medical marijuana hearing.
February 11, 2016Andrew Bohan


The federal prosecution of the medical marijuana patients known as the Kettle Falls Five has drawn headlines and scrutiny for reasons too numerous to name. But yesterday, as Larry Harvey lost his life to pancreatic cancer, an inhumane reminder of the true cost of the war on medical marijuana rose ... Read More
August 22, 2015Meghan Ridley
Rolland Gregg


Patient Story: Rolland Gregg In spite of Congress’s recent rebuke to the Department of Justice for using federal funds to target state-compliant patients and businesses, Rolland Gregg of the Kettle Falls Five still faces 20 years in prison for growing medical marijuana with his family. This is his story. “I was going ... Read More
May 28, 2015blair
Kettle Falls Five - Acquittal On Four out of Five Charges


Washington Medical Marijuana Trial Ends With Acquittal On All But 1 Charge Kettle Falls Five - acquittal on four out of five charges. A jury acquitted the three remaining defendants in the Kettle Falls Five case of all but one federal drug charge, giving them the best result that could reasonably ... Read More
March 4, 2015Daily Dose


Caravan for Peace continues North America tour to continue dialogue about drug war Mexican poet and peace leader Javier Sicilia arrived in Los Angeles to speak firsthand about the pain and devastation caused by the failed drug war. Sicilia’s three-day visit is part of the bi-national “Voices of the Victims” Tour, traveling to ... Read More
November 9, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


Lawsuit Highlights Cruel Practices and Ineffectiveness of Undercover Narcotics Operations in Schools By DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE  |  October 30, 2013 The parents of a 17-year-old special needs student arrested in an undercover police operation announced today they are suing the school district that authorized the operation. The student, who suffers from a range of disabilities, was falsely ... Read More
October 30, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


https://youtu.be/6oRC-BM053A By DAN KATZIR and RAVIT MARKUS  |  Published in Hollywood Journal Exciting moments of change are always good news for everyone who cares about the relevant issue, and to the documentary filmmaker who’s following this issue. A moment like that just rocked the pot legalization movement in California and it is wonderful, yet also daunting ... Read More
October 26, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis desperately seeks a conviction after People v. Jackson overturned her legal strategy By KRIS HERMES  |  Published in Peace for Patients The third trial against medical marijuana dispensary operator and Navy veteran Jovan Jackson began in San Diego Superior Court, before Judge Louis R. Hanoian. San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, ... Read More
October 24, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


In 1991 Amy Ralston Povah was sentenced to 24 years in Federal prison. Her only crime was being divorced from an alleged "drug kingpin." Her story is featured in Charles Shaw's Exile Nation Project, where Amy relays the horrors of her arrest and prosecution, the 9 years she spent in prison, and her ... Read More
July 30, 2013Sam Sabzehzar