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17. During the 3 years between the raid and my entering a federal Bureau of Prisons halfway house, ...
... here's some of the "pro bono" consultant work I provided:

Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center (Riverton, Wyoming): I conducted all research studies for this treatment program (which I established in 2000) in order to assist it in meeting its contractual obligations with the (federal) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the State of Wyoming. I also helped obtain additional resources to keep this treatment program open. Through my efforts, we raised $830,000 to keep this program open for another year.

Abate Substance Abuse Project (Fremont County, Wyoming): I conducted research on the impact of this community coalition (which I helped organize in 1997) for reducing substance abuse in Fremont County and the Wind River Indian Reservation. This research helped obtain continuation funding for this organization from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Drug-Free Communities funding program.

Wind River Indian Reservation and Fremont County, WY Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts: I performed impact studies to assist these drug courts (all of which I helped establish) to compete for state and federal support to continue these programs. These reports indicated that the initiatives which I stimulated and helped implement on and off the Wind River Indian Reservation since 1997 have resulted in a 60-75% decline in substance abuse-related arrests in these communities, and have become a model for similar activity throughout Wyoming.

Northern Arapaho Diabetes Awareness Program, Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming: I re-designed all data collection instruments for this health program, and developed computerized record systems to store data from these instruments. I also trained NADAP staff to administer these instruments and to enter them into the computerized record systems.

Fighting Back, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey: I prepared and presented a paper on the evaluation of one of the fourteen Fighting Back sites funded by the Foundation (Northwest New Mexico Fighting Back), and on which evaluation methods are most appropriate for evaluating community-based substance abuse reduction efforts. Fighting Back is the largest substance abuse reduction program ever funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, providing in excess of $100 million over seven years to support innovative community-based strategies for reducing substance abuse.

Demand Treatment, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey: I prepared and presented a two hour seminar on effective evaluation strategies at the annual meeting of the Demand Treatment program, another large substance abuse reduction effort funded by the Foundation in 29 communities throughout the country.

Gallatin Responsive Interventions Program (GRIP), Bozeman, Montana: I assisted this Demand Treatment site to develop a public education and information program to encourage physicians, ministers and educators to recognize early signs of alcohol and/or drug dependence and to refer these persons to substance abuse treatment services.

Journal of Psychoactive Drugs: My paper, Mobilizing Communities To Reduce Substance Abuse in Indian Country, was published in the January, 2003 issue of this medical journal. The paper has now been reprinted in a book on substance abuse interventions in Indian Country.

Gallup, NM and the Navajo Nation: I conducted the fifth in my series of analyses of trends in substance abuse-related problems in this northwestern New Mexico city, which was once the worst community in the country for alcohol-related deaths. As a result of my research, the Gallup, NM city government, in cooperation with the Navajo Nation, has launched a number of new initiatives to return this community to the pace of improvement in overcoming its alcohol-related problems which it had achieved in the 1990s.

Medical Marijuana Legislation: I provided written and spoken testimony on several issues associated with establishing state medical marijuana programs for legislatures and/or governors in Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee.

(And, in my spare time, I rasied food in my Garden for two dozen needy families in Nashville and Franklin.)

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  -I am applying for a Presidential pardon for my medical cannabis conviction. Will you help? Fly by night  Jan-30-11 08:38 AM   #0 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Jan-30-11 08:52 AM   #1 
  - K & R  a la izquierda   Jan-30-11 08:55 AM   #2 
  - I wish you the best  Saboburns   Jan-30-11 08:59 AM   #3 
  - K&R  Fumesucker   Jan-30-11 09:12 AM   #4 
  - k/r - back later  defendandprotect   Jan-30-11 09:14 AM   #5 
  - No later than March 1st  hlthe2b   Jan-30-11 09:22 AM   #6 
  - I'd be honored to write in your support and in a way the support of many others run over  TheKentuckian   Jan-30-11 09:24 AM   #7 
  - Here's a little background on my professional work before the "troubles"  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 09:25 AM   #8 
  - I will note these things in my letter to the WH.  truedelphi   Jan-30-11 03:45 PM   #58 
  - trying to write a letter now  northernlights   Jan-30-11 06:24 PM   #78 
  - Thanks for the letter and the editorial restraint.  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 06:46 PM   #80 
  - Kick!  lonestarnot   Jan-31-11 08:27 AM   #100 
  - Done  BanzaiBonnie   Jan-30-11 09:28 AM   #9 
  - K&R. I will absolutely do this within the next 24 hours.  OneGrassRoot   Jan-30-11 09:45 AM   #10 
  - Best of luck  somone   Jan-30-11 10:00 AM   #11 
  - I'll do what I can Dr. Bernie.  CrownPrinceBandar   Jan-30-11 10:05 AM   #12 
  - k and r  nashville_brook   Jan-30-11 10:07 AM   #13 
  - K&R n/t  JohnyCanuck   Jan-30-11 10:14 AM   #14 
  - k and r  RainDog   Jan-30-11 10:16 AM   #15 
  - K&R. nt  OnyxCollie   Jan-30-11 10:22 AM   #16 
  - During the 3 years between the raid and my entering a federal Bureau of Prisons halfway house, ...  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 10:34 AM   #17 
  - K & R  democrank   Jan-30-11 10:55 AM   #18 
  - Wishing you the best...  CanSocDem   Jan-30-11 10:55 AM   #19 
  - K&R -- Penning (typing!) my letter to Obama now! We're with  gateley   Jan-30-11 11:01 AM   #20 
  - Yes, just send your letter to me.  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 12:04 PM   #31 
     - Got it! nt  gateley   Jan-30-11 12:17 PM   #32 
  - K&R! If you can write Bernie a letter, Please do!  Melissa G   Jan-30-11 11:16 AM   #21 
  - My election reform work (thanks, Melissa)  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 12:35 PM   #35 
  - K&R  Odin2005   Jan-30-11 11:19 AM   #22 
  - War criminals get a pass but 1 conviction and ya can't work or rent a place  upi402   Jan-30-11 11:22 AM   #23 
  - Yes I will  madokie   Jan-30-11 11:23 AM   #24 
  - You could be the straw that breaks the camel's back.  Gregorian   Jan-30-11 11:40 AM   #25 
  - Will do whatever I can..  BrklynLiberal   Jan-30-11 11:50 AM   #26 
  - K&R  Doremus   Jan-30-11 11:51 AM   #27 
  - Need some guidance ....  shireen   Jan-30-11 11:53 AM   #28 
  - For my criminal and civil asset forfeiture cases, almost 300 letters were submitted to the court.  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 12:53 PM   #38 
     - thanks, Fly!  shireen   Jan-31-11 09:55 AM   #103 
     - The last letter got cut short by mistake. Here's the rest of the story.  Fly by night   Jan-31-11 10:02 AM   #104 
  - k, r, and putting it on my list of tasks to accomplish this week. nt  LWolf   Jan-30-11 12:03 PM   #29 
  - K&R n/t  Cetacea   Jan-30-11 12:04 PM   #30 
  - consider it done, my friend.  roguevalley   Jan-30-11 12:36 PM   #36 
  - K&R! n/t  Lugnut   Jan-30-11 12:19 PM   #33 
  - Absolutely will do if for you Bernie!  sonias   Jan-30-11 12:21 PM   #34 
  - A most special recommendation.  Kaleko   Jan-30-11 12:39 PM   #37 
  - You have done, great work.......  jdadd   Jan-30-11 12:53 PM   #39 
  - k  emilyg   Jan-30-11 12:56 PM   #40 
  - KNR and I wish you success. 105th Rec!  leveymg   Jan-30-11 01:08 PM   #41 
  - Sounds like a good plan.  EFerrari   Jan-30-11 01:10 PM   #42 
  - If a Presidential pardon sounds like a good ending to a book, it might be (with your help).  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 01:37 PM   #43 
  - I can only KICK this thread- any 'Letter of Support' I write would be a strike against you.  Richard Steele   Jan-30-11 01:39 PM   #44 
  - Me too. God Bless you Baby! n/t  Mojeoux   Jan-31-11 03:23 AM   #96 
  - K&R  me b zola   Jan-30-11 01:40 PM   #45 
  - K&R bookmarked  underpants   Jan-30-11 01:49 PM   #46 
  - I will gladly write a letter,  bleever   Jan-30-11 01:52 PM   #47 
  - Will do! I'm in awe, total awe. K&R (nt)  tpsbmam   Jan-30-11 01:55 PM   #48 
  - You got it, Bernie  Tsiyu   Jan-30-11 02:11 PM   #49 
  - Would we submitting a letter of recommendation that requires a notarized  Stardust   Jan-30-11 02:13 PM   #50 
  - Yes. All letters submitted with my pardon application must be notarized ...  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 02:28 PM   #51 
     - I just want to make sure I do this correctly - do I bring the finished UNSIGNED letter to the notary  scarletwoman   Jan-30-11 06:03 PM   #70 
        - Yes, that should do it. Thanks kindly.  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 06:24 PM   #77 
  - K&R! nt  Enthusiast   Jan-30-11 03:01 PM   #52 
  - K&R  onestepforward   Jan-30-11 03:27 PM   #53 
  - K & R x 1000  orbitalman   Jan-30-11 03:29 PM   #54 
  - I will do this  slay   Jan-30-11 03:31 PM   #55 
  - consider it done.  unapatriciated   Jan-30-11 03:41 PM   #56 
  - In describing how you "know" me (if you are writing a letter), I wouldn't hesitate ...  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 03:43 PM   #57 
  - Recommended.  H2O Man   Jan-30-11 03:49 PM   #59 
  - K&R ! //nt  Overseas   Jan-30-11 03:58 PM   #60 
  - K&R. nt  DesertFlower   Jan-30-11 04:03 PM   #61 
  - K&R  midnight   Jan-30-11 04:17 PM   #62 
  - I Wish You The Best Of Luck My Friend!!!  Corey_Baker08   Jan-30-11 04:40 PM   #63 
  - Anything you need, Bernie. Will get a letter out this week. Excellent idea!  Mnemosyne   Jan-30-11 05:00 PM   #64 
  - Surely our government has destroyed countless more lives than the aggregate harm caused by  indepat   Jan-30-11 05:14 PM   #65 
  - Good luck to you  lillypaddle   Jan-30-11 05:24 PM   #66 
  - Best of luck. K&R n/t  Duval   Jan-30-11 05:25 PM   #67 
  - K&R!  Kajsa   Jan-30-11 05:57 PM   #68 
  - K&R! n/t  Poll_Blind   Jan-30-11 06:00 PM   #69 
  - K&R  Canuckistanian   Jan-30-11 06:10 PM   #71 
  - A hearty K&R. You have done much for us here in TN, it's our turn.  johnaries   Jan-30-11 06:11 PM   #72 
  - rec  handmade34   Jan-30-11 06:14 PM   #73 
  - K&R  AzDar   Jan-30-11 06:17 PM   #74 
  - K & R  Better Believe It   Jan-30-11 06:19 PM   #75 
  - From Santa Fe, NM much support. nt  SourFlower   Jan-30-11 06:23 PM   #76 
  - Thanks kindly, from Santa Fe, TN  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 06:50 PM   #82 
  - K&R  leftstreet   Jan-30-11 06:34 PM   #79 
  - How much money you got?  DissedByBush   Jan-30-11 06:48 PM   #81 
  - ... a lot less than I used to.  Fly by night   Jan-30-11 06:52 PM   #83 
  - Best of luck  DissedByBush   Jan-30-11 07:00 PM   #84 
  - I didn't know their was a price on pardons? But I guess it would make sense in the world of  midnight   Feb-04-11 06:23 PM   #137 
  - K&R! n/t  Catherina   Jan-30-11 07:31 PM   #85 
  - I will do what I can  JitterbugPerfume   Jan-30-11 07:43 PM   #86 
  - K&R  amborin   Jan-30-11 07:43 PM   #87 
  - Count me in, Fly! I'd be proud to write such a letter for you!  loudsue   Jan-30-11 07:51 PM   #88 
  - K&R  DesertRat   Jan-30-11 09:24 PM   #89 
  - I am writing now.  babydollhead   Jan-30-11 09:29 PM   #90 
  - K&R! You can count on me and I'll be passing this on...  Rhiannon12866   Jan-30-11 10:50 PM   #91 
  - k&r and best of luck. nm  rhett o rick   Jan-30-11 11:17 PM   #92 
  - I think that's a gret idea, but as you pointed out, it's easier  sabrina 1   Jan-31-11 12:57 AM   #93 
  - K&R  pengillian101   Jan-31-11 01:19 AM   #94 
  - Recommended.  Heidi   Jan-31-11 02:23 AM   #95 
  - KNR!  indimuse   Jan-31-11 03:42 AM   #97 
  - K & R, I wish you well, good Luck!  Tripod   Jan-31-11 05:14 AM   #98 
  - K&R - Good luck!  secondwind   Jan-31-11 07:01 AM   #99 
  - My deepest appreciation to DU (and DUers) for your support.  Fly by night   Jan-31-11 08:50 AM   #101 
  - Kickin' for Fly...  blm   Jan-31-11 09:03 AM   #102 
  - I've been away the last couple of days but if I could recommend this thread, I would.  Uncle Joe   Jan-31-11 10:08 AM   #105 
  - Thanks, Uncle Joe. Much appreciated.  Fly by night   Jan-31-11 10:22 AM   #106 
     - I do as well, Fly by night and I hope that Tennessee wakes up to the total loss  Uncle Joe   Jan-31-11 10:28 AM   #107 
  - K/R  defendandprotect   Jan-31-11 10:33 AM   #108 
  - Too late to Rec, but happy to kick this over the moon.  Ignis   Jan-31-11 11:41 AM   #109 
  - Will do.  Mimosa   Jan-31-11 11:59 AM   #110 
  - I fully support Dr. Bernie and his work--  librechik   Jan-31-11 12:14 PM   #111 
  - I would be honored to help.  myrna minx   Jan-31-11 12:44 PM   #112 
  - I got you!!!!  mstinamotorcity   Jan-31-11 03:59 PM   #113 
  - When it comes to medical marijuana, Michigan would be a good move.  Fly by night   Feb-01-11 04:53 AM   #116 
  - kick  Swamp Rat   Jan-31-11 09:37 PM   #114 
  - kr  Norrin Radd   Feb-01-11 02:56 AM   #115 
  - Bernie, can you (or a friend) please set up a Facebook page?  Mimosa   Feb-01-11 05:41 AM   #117 
  - Facebook doesn't work on my computer and I don't want letters from folks who don't know me.  Fly by night   Feb-01-11 07:09 AM   #118 
     - You're right. *smile*  Mimosa   Feb-01-11 12:24 PM   #120 
  - Giving you a kick for visibility. Good luck!! n/t  InvisibleTouch   Feb-01-11 11:32 AM   #119 
  - Best of Luck, and I wish you success. n/t  msanthrope   Feb-01-11 12:29 PM   #121 
  - Would having the conviction vacated or expunged be a lot more "doable"? ...  Unrepentant Fenian   Feb-01-11 12:43 PM   #122 
  - I'm not sure what you suggest is an option since ....  Fly by night   Feb-01-11 01:49 PM   #123 
     - In addition to governors, legislators and state Dem Party chairs, it looks like ...  Fly by night   Feb-01-11 02:01 PM   #124 
  - ttt  Blue_Tires   Feb-01-11 03:03 PM   #125 
  - K&R  nmbluesky   Feb-01-11 04:51 PM   #126 
  - Just received the first draft letter from a DUer  Fly by night   Feb-01-11 05:35 PM   #127 
  - K&R  G_j   Feb-02-11 12:49 PM   #128 
  - Letters are beginning to arrive. They are coming from all quarters, including ...  Fly by night   Feb-03-11 07:27 AM   #129 
  - Met with Tennessee legislative staff today. May get 10-15 letters from House members ...  Fly by night   Feb-03-11 06:25 PM   #130 
  - k&r ....  spanone   Feb-03-11 06:30 PM   #131 
  - K & R  AuntPatsy   Feb-04-11 12:13 AM   #132 
  - Too late to Rec.  LAGC   Feb-04-11 01:40 AM   #133 
  - Sorry too late to K&R  readmoreoften   Feb-04-11 01:53 AM   #134 
  - At 3:30 am this morning, I found my first commitment letter from a 2008 Presidential candidate ...  Fly by night   Feb-04-11 01:30 PM   #135 
  - Kick and add link for Tennesseans  Tsiyu   Feb-04-11 02:52 PM   #136 
  - i just posted about the excellent interview in the Justice forum. link:  nofurylike   Feb-06-11 04:41 AM   #138 

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