18 years ago, on this date and this exact time and 11 days after 9/11, 35 Federal agents from the DEA, US Marshals, and Postal Service raided my home, put me in cuffs, and sent me to federal prison where I was leased out as a slave to a private company.
All that for making bongs.
“You don’t know humility until you're changing diapers with handcuffs on.”
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I sold & marketed my pipes for tobacco, but I engaged in activism through commerce. I wouldn’t change anything.
I’m glad I created so many jobs, and, like Johnny Appleseed,
spread millions of pipes across our great country and beyond. I am thankful that I was able to affect even the smallest amount of influence on our system so that we can now all be free.
MILLIONS of Americans have been persecuted, prosecuted, beaten, imprisoned, enslaved, tortured, and murdered by our own government. All in the name of keeping the “demon weed” illegal.
With the ongoing racial disparity in sentencing, and the mass incarceration of all Americans, that has plagued our great nation since 1934, continuing unabated there is massive amounts of work that still needs to be done. Cannabis incarceration is the dumbest “crime” of all since their is no real victim.
Illinois and Canada have made great strides towards doing what is right by agreeing to expunge or vacate tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people’s convictions for marijuana and related offenses. Please get out there and help. Write and call your congressperson and the White House, and demand that they craft a bill that will vacate the convictions and expunge the records of all non-violent marijuana, and related offenses, offenders. For federal convicts, like myself, there is only one person that can grant relief. That person is the President of the United States of America. Sooner or later we’re gonna have a president who takes the initiative and grants a blanket pardon to all nonviolent drug offenders. When I ran 11 states for Governor Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign that was one of his key platforms. He wanted to restore the families that were torn apart by unjust drug prosecutions, thereby helping society and our economy.
So please remember and respect all the people that came before you who suffered so much, who fought so hard, and who actually died for your newfound right to use God’s gift to man: Cannabis.
One Love to all, even to my persecutors...