After Words with John McCaslin
John McCaslin talked about his book Weed Man: The Remarkable Journey of Jimmy Divine (Thomas Nelson (May 19, 2009). John McCaslin,… read more
John McCaslin talked about his book Weed Man: The Remarkable Journey of Jimmy Divine (Thomas Nelson (May 19, 2009). John McCaslin, columnist for the Washington Times, recalls the life of Jimmy Divine, a marijuana trafficker from the Bahamas who successfully imported a great amount of the drug into the United States in the 1970s. Mr. McCaslin reports that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration estimates Americans were smoking over 35,000 pounds of marijuana per day at the beginning of the decade and relays how Jimmy Divine was able to elude the authorities and procure and give away a fortune. Mr. McCaslin talked about how he became a neighbor of Mr. Divine and learned the story of how Mr. Divine almost accidentally became a drug smuggler. The guest interviewer was Keith Stroup, founder of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).
John McCaslin writes the “Inside the Beltway” column for the Washington Times. A former broadcast news anchor, he was a member of the White House press corps during the Reagan administration. Mr. McCaslin is currently co-host of the radio program “America’s Morning News.”
Keith Stroup founded the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) in 1970. He is a public-interest attorney who has served as the executive director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Stroup currently serves as Legal Counsel for NORML. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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