How much time and taxpayer money are Officers spending on arresting people on what is usually a non-violent possession charge? What impact do these arrests have on the court docket? How many people are in jails that are usually overcrowded because of these cases? Why are Veterans suffering and being prescribed countless medications that only mask the problem? Joining us this week will be two experts on this topic, Robert Head and Gerald Kaczmarek
Robert Head is a Texas veteran who helped to develop a medical marijuana farm in Maine. Graduate from Texas A&M and living in Dallas I advocate for medical marijuana for veterans. While doing this work, I have had the opportunity to work with law enforcement on this topic. I teach a class on "What is hemp and marijuana" for communities to have a better understanding of the plant as legalization makes its way across the country. Gerald Kaczmarek was born in New Orleans, to a single mother and low-income environment, He joined the New Orleans Police Department June 1994. His career was short-lived by Oct 2001, he started on a low form of narcotic. He and his family went through Katrina, and by August 2007 they decided to relocate to Colorado Springs, where Gerald stopped drinking, started on oxycontin and Percocet. Gerald says, “Cannabis saved my life! Joining us will be Co-Hosts: Ret Chicago Homicide Detective Joseph J Moseley, Tyrone K Dunmore, Former Ft. Worth Police Officer Larhonda Young, Walter Gus Glover, and John Ruffin and THE FACEBOOK LIVE CREW . The call-in number is 646-716-4621 and press the number 1 if you’d like to ask a question, comment or join the conversation.