[Ibogaine] Dana Beal Pot activist still in the joint
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kn0m0n3 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 11:15:07 EST 2011
Its "national secuity" they say; DHS is in Nebrasca. I was reading an article in belo that was titled feds go easy on med mj the day Dana was arrested...
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:07:01 am
To: "The Ibogaine List" <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
From: "Edward W" <edwardw at mtciep.com>
Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] Dana Beal Pot activist still in the joint
Well said Sister
edwardw at mtciep.com
On 3/10/2011 7:48 AM, Sister wrote:
> my heart goes out to Dana.... very brave man and with strong
> convictions. I dont think I could ever match up.
> --- On *Thu, 3/10/11, g. bunnie /<gbgbunnie at gmail.com>/* wrote:
> From: g. bunnie <gbgbunnie at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Ibogaine] Dana Beal Pot activist still in the joint
> To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
> Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 1:39 AM
> Pot activist still in the joint
> Volume 80, Number 40 | March 3 - 9, 2011
> West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown
> and Lower East Side, Since 1933
> Pot activist still in the joint: ?It was all medical marijuana?
> By Lincoln Anderson
> Dana Beal would rather be smoking a joint ? but he?s in the joint.
> Bleecker St. marijuana activist Beal continues to sit in jail in
> Wisconsin after police arrested him and Lance Ramer of Omaha,
> Nebraska, on Jan. 6 with an alleged 186 pounds of pot in a car that
> Ramer was driving and in which Beal was a passenger.
> Beal has been unable to make his $50,000 bail, though his lawyer has
> been fighting to get the amount reduced. Bail bondsmen ? who take a 10
> percent payment to post bond ? aren?t allowed in Wisconsin.
> According to a source, Beal?s Wisconsin case probably won?t go to
> trial until May. A leader of the Yippie movement and a pot activist
> since the 1960?s, Beal also faces similar charges in a 2009 Nebraska
> case, when he was arrested with 150 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle
> he was riding in. That case could go to trial this month, the source
> Beal last year told this newspaper that the weed in the Nebraska
> arrest was acquired in California, and that he was planning to deliver
> it to medical marijuana buyers? clubs in Michigan and New York City.
> He currently reportedly faces up to seven-and-a-half years in jail.
> In the meantime, as he passes the time imprisoned, Beal is, well,
> being Beal. A passionate advocate of ibogaine ? which he touts as a
> miracle cure for heroin addiction ? Beal reportedly has heard that the
> son of the judge on his case might have a heroin problem, and if so,
> could benefit from treatment with the African-plant-derived drug.
> ?He?s driving his lawyer crazy talking about ibogaine,? said Paul
> DiRienzo, a former WBAI radio reporter and friend of Beal?s. ?He
> thinks ibogaine might be useful for the judge?s son if he?s on heroin
> ? now he can offer the judge?s son a cure for heroin. He would be
> willing to do ibogaine with him,? as in monitor the man?s dosing with
> the powerful drug.
> Beal is also said to be giving advice to a man in a cell across from
> him detoxing from dope.
> DiRienzo noted the judge on the Wisconsin case, William Dyke, is ?a
> very conservative judge ? he was the mayor of Madison in the ?60?s
> when they were beating up protesters.? In 1976, Dyke was the
> vice-presidential running mate of Lester Maddox, a staunch
> segregationist, in his bid for the U.S. presidency.
> DiRienzo spoke to this newspaper last week a few days after having had
> a 20-mintue conversation with Beal and his lawyer, Bryon Walker. The
> calls are expensive for Beal, and Aron Kay, a.k.a. ?The Yippie Pie
> Man,? has been raising money to pay for Beal?s daily phone calls and
> other jailhouse expenses.
> DiRienzo said the hope is that the authorities will just release Beal
> and possibly only make him pay a fine. He said Walker will argue that,
> at this point, Beal simply can?t be rehabilitated, prison?s purported
> ??Why spend the time and money rehabilitating a 64-year-old pothead
> who?s never going to change?? That?s what the lawyer said to me,?
> DiRienzo reported.
> Beal, during the conversation, also complained that the guards aren?t
> letting him take food back to his cell. DiRienzo said Beal has always
> suffered from insomnia, and likes to eat small portions throughout the
> night. Not being allowed to do so is worsening his insomnia, DiRienzo
> said, plus, as a result, ?he?s not getting roughage.?
> DiRienzo said he couldn?t go into the case?s specifics.
> ?I don?t know what happened,? he said. ?According to his lawyer,
> he?s innocent.?
> ?I?m not at liberty to talk about the case,? added Kay. ?He?s being
> victimized by neo-nazis who don?t like marijuana, in general.?
> People who want to send money to Beal, can do it by PayPal, via
> pieman at pieman.org
> he said. There?s also a Facebook page, ?Free Dana
> Beal Free Ourselves,? with more information on how to send cash to
> Beal. In addition to phone calls, the money allows Beal to pay for
> juices, sweets and the like.
> While locked up in Wisconsin, Beal obviously won?t be able to organize
> the Global Marijuana March (a.k.a. The Million Marijuana March) on
> Sat., May 7, as he has done for years.
> ?We?re going to pull it together, one way or another,? assured Kay.
> ?Nothing will stop it.?
> Another Yippie source said, ?Someone in Portland is picking up the
> The pot march occurs in cities around the world. Organizers for this
> year?s New York event are reportedly seeking a permit to march from
> Washington Square Park to Battery Park City.
> If there?s an upside to his time in jail, Beal at least gets to watch
> four TV news channels there, noted the Yippie source, adding, ?That?s
> more than he gets at 9 Bleecker St.? During the Super Bowl, Beal
> reportedly was telling his prison mates to pipe down, oblivious to the
> fact that the Packers? playing in the game was an event of historic
> proportions in Wisconsin.
> Beal?s arrest was also big news at least in part of the ?Badger
> State,? in Iowa County, 10 miles outside Madison. According to a Jan.
> 14 article in the Dodgeville Chronicle (?Barneveld police make huge
> drug bust?), on Jan. 6 a police officer stopped the vehicle Beal was
> in because it had a broken taillight and some expired registration
> plates. Initially, Police Officer Nick Zimpel was prepared to issue
> just a warning, ?perhaps a citation,? but he said, ?I approached the
> vehicle and could smell an odor of marijuana coming, and at that time,
> I called for backup.? Ava, a K-9 police dog, was called in and, not
> surprisingly, immediately ?hit on the vehicle.? Officers subsequently
> found a duffel bag with a ?brick? of marijuana, with the whole haul of
> pot having a street value of more than $750,000.
> A follow-up Dodgeville Chronicle article on Jan. 21 (?Who really is
> Irvin Dana Beal??) stated, ?Federal investigators are being careful
> with what information is released [about Beal?s case]. They feel it
> could compromise an investigation into a national drug ring which runs
> from California to New York with multiple locations.?
> However, to hear Beal tell it, while he does admittedly transport
> cannabis cross-country, it?s marijuana for medical purposes. He calls
> people like himself ?angels? for bringing pot to those who need it,
> and says it?s a crime to prosecute them for doing so.
> Speaking last year, referring to his October 2009 Nebraska bust, Beal
> told this newspaper, ?I?m just really offended by these a?holes in
> Nebraska saying it?s not all medical marijuana.? That is: that all the
> pot in the car was going to be used for medical purposes.
> He?s been a medical marijuana advocate for more than two decades. He
> showed a New York newspaper article from the 1980?s, with a photo of
> him walking down the street, with a satchel over his shoulder, on his
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