John Sinclair Among First to Purchase Recreational Marijuana in Michigan

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    Mr. Mickeys Mom
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    That was a well written article and I can’t help by join in with telling the government that what I listen to, what I say, write or video on the internet is non of their business. I feel that regardless of these laws being passed in more states, we have still lost many, many civil liberties. Let me say it again, Mr. & Mrs. America… It’s nobody’s business but our own. My motto is this: work hard and be nice. My unwritten motto in life is, nobody should be trying control citizens of this country, and I see that violated every day. I’m being violated right now with typing this. What I say or do or listen to or whom I speak with is a permanent record, held for some reason by someone who is not me.

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    Saw John at the hash bash this past summer. He looked very happy.

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    John Sinclair (born October 2, 1941) is an American poet, writer, and political activist from Flint, Michigan. Sinclair’s defining style is jazz poetry, and he has released most of his works in audio formats. Most of his pieces include musical accompaniment, usually by a varying group of collaborators dubbed Blues Scholars.

    As an emerging young poet in the mid-1960s, Sinclair took on the role of manager for the Detroit rock band MC5. The band’s politically charged music and its Yippie core audience dovetailed with Sinclair’s own radical development. In 1968, while still working with the band, he conspicuously served as a founding member of the White Panther Party, a militantly anti-racist socialist group and counterpart of the Black Panthers.

    Arrested for possession of marijuana in 1969, Sinclair was given ten years in prison. The sentence was criticized by many as unduly harsh, and it galvanized a noisy protest movement led by prominent figures of the 1960s counterculture. Sinclair was eventually freed in December 1971, but he remained in litigation – his case against the government for illegal domestic surveillance was successfully pleaded to the US Supreme Court in United States v. U.S. District Court (1972)…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sinclair_(poet)

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    JPR rec.

    Honestly, I wouldn’t have even known who John Sinclair was if not for the excellent documentary, U.S. vs. John Lennon.

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