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Julie Falco and Dan Linn are two of the leading drug policy reform activists in the State of Illinois. They have spent the better part of the last 10 years attempting to pass a medical cannabis bill, and have found themselves consistently thwarted.
Charles Shaw
15 March 2012

The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation. This collection of testimonials from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America’s criminal justice system puts a human face on the millions of Americans subjugated by the US Government's 40 year, one trillion dollar social catastrophe: The War on Drugs; a failed policy underscored by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public atmosphere of "out of sight, out of mind."

JULIE FALCO & DAN LINN

Julie Falco and Dan Linn are two of the leading drug policy reform activists in the State of Illinois. They have spent the better part of the last 10 years attempting to pass a medical cannabis bill, and have found themselves consistently thwarted.

Julie has advanced Multiple Sclerosis and is confined to a wheelchair. When she discovered edible cannabis as a medicinal therapy for MS patients it changed her life, and so she dedicated herself to bringing this medicine to others. But it was only after the death, in police custody, of a quadriplegic named Johnathan Magbie, that she found her strength to speak out.

Dan Linn began his activist work as a college student, and has since grown into a formidable voice for reform, appearing on television and in the news debating with career drug warriors.

 

This complete interview is #22 of 100 in The Exile Nation Project's archive, which can be found on ExileNation.org.

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