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Crash Barry

Crash Barry has written extensively about Maine’s cannabis culture. He’s the author of the true story Marijuana Valley and the gritty memoir Tough Island. He adapted his novel, Sex, Drugs and Blueberries, into a full-length film of the same name. He lives in western Maine near a marijuana grove.

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Lobstah Chowdah and Local Green Bud: The Road to Legalization in Maine

A political postcard from Maine’s favorite cannabis novelist, Crash Barry.

Crash Barry - August 8, 2016

Is Maine’s Governor Losing His Ever-Lovin’ Mind?

Legalization advocates feared opposition from Maine Gov. Paul LePage might sway undecided voters. Then LePage went LePage, and those fears vanished.

Crash Barry - August 29, 2016

Maine Legalization Race Stays Crazy/Amazing Right to the End

At 3 a.m., the Bangor Daily News called Question 1, adult-use legalization, a winner. But hold on! That wasn't the end of it.

Crash Barry - November 9, 2016

Maine Recount Ends, Legalization Wins

More than a month after the election, it's finally over in Maine. The prohibitionists conceded. Except for Gov. Paul LePage. Maybe.

Crash Barry - December 19, 2016

Maine Postcard: When Advocates Turn On Each Other, It Gets Ugly

United they stand. Divided they squabble, bicker, and fall. It's legalizer vs. legalizer in Maine, Arizona, Arkansas, and other states this season.

Crash Barry - September 29, 2016

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Maine Recount Ends, Legalization Wins

More than a month after the election, it's finally over in Maine. The prohibitionists conceded. Except for Gov. Paul LePage. Maybe.

Crash Barry - December 19, 2016

Maine Legalization Race Stays Crazy/Amazing Right to the End

At 3 a.m., the Bangor Daily News called Question 1, adult-use legalization, a winner. But hold on! That wasn't the end of it.

Crash Barry - November 9, 2016

One Sane Mainer Rides Out the Campaign Madness

Taking heat and opening minds: A Maine street cop-turned-legislator speaks out for regulated legalization. Mark Dion may be Question 1's most persuasive advocate.

Crash Barry - November 4, 2016

Maine Postcard: When Advocates Turn On Each Other, It Gets Ugly

United they stand. Divided they squabble, bicker, and fall. It's legalizer vs. legalizer in Maine, Arizona, Arkansas, and other states this season.

Crash Barry - September 29, 2016

Is Maine’s Governor Losing His Ever-Lovin’ Mind?

Legalization advocates feared opposition from Maine Gov. Paul LePage might sway undecided voters. Then LePage went LePage, and those fears vanished.

Crash Barry - August 29, 2016

Lobstah Chowdah and Local Green Bud: The Road to Legalization in Maine

A political postcard from Maine’s favorite cannabis novelist, Crash Barry.

Crash Barry - August 8, 2016