[Ibogaine] Dana Beal Pot activist still in the joint

Margaret emma04406 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 11:28:52 EST 2011


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On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM, kn0m0n3 at gmail.com <kn0m0n3 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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...
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
>
> ___________________
> Edward
> edwardw at mtciep.com
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>
> 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
> >
> >     http://www.thevillager.com/villager_410/potactivists.html
> >
> >     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
> >     said.
> >
> >     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
> >     purpose.
> >
> >     ??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
> >     <http://us.mc840.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=pieman@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
> >     slack.?
> >
> >     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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