Yep, today’s my birthday, which means I’m… Well, let’s just say that I’m old enough to remember when we weren’t declaring an all-out war on our citizens, when drug policy meant caring for those who were addicted, before the expansion of the drug war escalated the violence and fed the growth of large criminal enterprises and large criminal government agencies.
For a moment, I considered making a pathetic birthday pitch for contributions to this site or purchases on my wish list. But then I thought about my own wish to contribute more to some important organizations.
So, if you have any desire to recognize my birthday, consider making a contribution of any amount to my birthday designee this year:
At this page, you can easily make a donation with a credit card or through PayPal, and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250. You can also direct your contribution to assist any of dozens of other drug policy reform organizations.
Drug Sense/Map provides internet service for much of the drug policy reform community as well as providing the most extensive database of drug related newspaper articles in the world. I rely on this organization constantly for my research.
Help them out, and after you do, if you feel like it, I’d love to hear about it: email