Jon Gettman is the Cannabis Policy Director for High Times. Jon has a Ph.D. in public policy, teaching undergraduate criminal justice and graduate level management courses. A long-time contributor to High Times, his research and analytical work has been used by NORML, Marijuana Policy Project, American’s for Safe Access, the Drug Policy Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations. Jon’s research contributions to the topic of marijuana law reform have included findings on the economic value of domestic marijuana cultivation, attempts to have marijuana rescheduled under federal law and racial disparities in marijuana possession arrest rates. Serving as NORML’s National Director in the late 1980s, he was instrumental in creating NORML’s activist program.
The United States has a long history of arresting minorities for marijuana at a significantly higher rate than white people. Even in the supposedly progressive California.
February 7, 2018
At this rate, will we ever see large-scale weed advertising campaigns?
January 26, 2018
Doctors explain the most common reasons for weed-related ER visits in an article published late last year.
January 25, 2018
Pot legalization opponents are perpetuating a double-standard that denies marijuana consumers equal protection under the law.
November 5, 2017
Is driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC) enjoyable? A recent study in the journal Transportation Research suggests…
September 22, 2017