Marijuana activist, Des Moines, Iowa.

“This bud’s for you.”

I’ve never served in the military,
but almost went to prison for resisting the draft.
I showed up at the induction center with a Bible
and said my religion does not allow me to kill people.

Marijuana is my sacrament.
God made it, wicked governments hate it.

I spent two years in prison,
from 1984 to 1986,
for unloading a boat
with 20 tons of marijuana on board.
Legalization of drugs would seriously disrupt
the flow of money from illegal markets to legal ones,
and most of the financial industry
has already tooled up for a lengthy drug war
and the illegal profits that generates.
Just think of Al Capone and the bootlegging industry.