Justin Samuels

About Justin Samuels

Justin Samuels was born in Elmhurst, NY. He went to Cornell University, where he graduated with a BA in history. He later attended Columbia University, where he got a MA in English Education. His first film Wine Tasting is out on VOD, and he is working on other films as well as an activist against the war on drugs.
5 January at 11:32

Cannabis Clubs in Sunny Barcelona

There’s a huge cannabis scene in Catalonia and throughout all of Spain.  In order to buy cannabis there, one must become a member of a cannabis club. It’s perfectly legal to smoke either in the club or in the privacy of your own home. However, you can’t just show up at a Barcelona cannabis club [...]

28 September at 9:51

Legalize Cannabis a Beginners Guide to Activism

Ways to Legalize Cannabis The movement to legalize cannabis is spreading in the context of the United States and in the rest of the world.  A number of US states and countries have legalization to varying degrees.  Still a lot of work must be done before cannabis is legal everywhere and before we end the [...]

25 September at 9:55

The Benefits of Industrial Hemp and Legalization 2017

Hemp is a historically industrially useful plant.  Paper, clothes, rope, fibers, and other products can be made out of it. It’s seeds can be used as both human food and animal feed. The oil from industrial help can be used to treat epilepsy.  As important as hemp was historically, because it is technically a form [...]

6 September at 10:54

Coca Leaves, Much Maligned but What’s the Truth?

Coca is a sadly maligned drug, and it being illegal is as heinous as marijuana still being illegal in many jurisdictions. Coca for thousands of years was chewed by the inhabitants of the Andean mountains. Chewing coca leaves, with lime or baking soda releases small amounts of cocaine and other alkaloids. This gives the chewer [...]

15 August at 10:01

Accessing MMJ in New York and the High Cost of Doing So

High Cost of Medical Marijuana in New York State New York State finally legalized marijuana in 2016. It should be great news. But it isn’t. Any form of marijuana that can be smoked is illegal in New York. Medical marijuana is extremely expensive. The state has just a handful of dispensaries, so there’s not much [...]

3 August at 9:36

Oregon’s Decriminalizes Drugs as DC Considers Bill to Legalize Cannabis

House Bill 2355 has passed both houses of the state legislature in Oregon and is expected to be signed into law by Governor Kate Brown. This decriminalizes heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, LSD, oxycodone, and MDMA. Possession of these in usable amounts is only a felony if someone has a prior felony conviction. While this is [...]

2 August at 10:06

Prohibition Related Violence Is Behind Mexico’s Legalization of Cannabis

The cartel related violence has again exploded this year in Mexico. Clearly the war on drugs is a war the Mexican government cannot win. Just as other governments have failed to eradicate drug use, including the American government, the government in Mexico is attempting to battle the cartels militarily, this ultimately escalated the conflict further. [...]

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