35 min

Green Cotton: Cannabis Justice in America Into the Mix

    • Society & Culture

Back in the day, Michael Thompson was a local legend in Flint, Michigan. He brought acts like Aretha Franklin to town, and did incredible work to ease vicious gang violence in his community. So when he was sentenced to 42 to 60 years in prison, Flint was shocked, and devastated. His crime? Selling marijuana to a police informant. 
Michael was still serving time while recreational dispensaries began popping up all over his hometown, and he ended up serving the longest sentence for a nonviolent drug charge in Michigan’s history. As he navigates life post-release, he’s calling for others left behind in prison to get the same opportunity to walk free through clemency.
You can learn more about his mission at MTclemency.com.
Into The Mix has been nominated in the Signal Awards for Best Public Service & Activism podcast! Vote for us below to help support the show. Voting closes on October 5.
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(Archival news footage courtesy of WNEM TV5)
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Back in the day, Michael Thompson was a local legend in Flint, Michigan. He brought acts like Aretha Franklin to town, and did incredible work to ease vicious gang violence in his community. So when he was sentenced to 42 to 60 years in prison, Flint was shocked, and devastated. His crime? Selling marijuana to a police informant. 
Michael was still serving time while recreational dispensaries began popping up all over his hometown, and he ended up serving the longest sentence for a nonviolent drug charge in Michigan’s history. As he navigates life post-release, he’s calling for others left behind in prison to get the same opportunity to walk free through clemency.
You can learn more about his mission at MTclemency.com.
Into The Mix has been nominated in the Signal Awards for Best Public Service & Activism podcast! Vote for us below to help support the show. Voting closes on October 5.
https://bit.ly/itmsignal
(Archival news footage courtesy of WNEM TV5)
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35 min

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