Month: April 2017

CAN-DO’s Amy Povah recognized by High Times on Women’s Day!


Today is International Women’s Day and HIGH TIMES would like to recognize and salute the women in our community who have worked shoulder-to-shoulder to help bring about the legalization of cannabis in its various forms.

Legalization, decriminalization and putting … Read the rest

Drug War Stories profiled Amy Povah of CAN-DO

Drug War Stories interviewed Amy Povah of CAN-DO in a Q and A about her activism, Obama’s clemency initiative, the drug war, the Trump administration, and what is on the horizon at CAN-DO.  Read the whole story here. 


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Pot Lifer, Ferrell Scott in High Times


In 2007, Ferrell Scott was sentenced to life in prison, without parole, for possessing and conspiring to sell marijuana. Scott had no priors and has had perfect prison conduct. Yet when he appealed to President Obama for clemency, he … Read the rest

Amy Povah on Lions of Liberty podcast

Amy Povah was interviewed by John Odermatt for Lions of Liberty’s Felony Friday. She talked about her case, the conspiracy law, clemency and why we need more conspiracy cases scrutinized to understand the fundamental injustices and abuse that people … Read the rest

Malik King on Lions of Liberty podcast

Malik King was interviewed by John Odermatt of Lions of Liberty on April 14th for their segment called Felony Friday, about his communications with prisoners and the relationship he has garnered over the years that has made him a … Read the rest

“Weed not a factor” in war on drugs

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made headlines for his comments on Sunday’s Meet the Press, when he pronounced that marijuana is “not a factor” in the War on Drugs and that solving the nation’s drug problem does not … Read the rest

Jamael Nettles – 30 years – Received Clemency on 12/19/2016

Name: Jamael Nettles
Age: 30
Children: 1
Grew up: Mobile, AL
Tried in: Mobile, AL
Will Live: in Mobile, AL until released from probation, then relocate to Houston, TX
Charge: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine (under … Read the rest

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