This drug war prisoner spent 21-years behind bars -- now he's tasting ganja tourism in Jamaica

Last month I made my first trip outside of the US since my release from prison. I served 21 years of a mandatory minimum 25-year sentence in the feds, for first-time, nonviolent drug offenses including selling weed and acid. I was incarcerated in 1993 and released in 2014. Now, I have a brand new, reissued passport in my possession and the world at my feet.

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A former drug kingpin explains 'El Chapo's' lifestyle: 'They become heroes of their community'

This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Follow The Influence on Facebook or Twitter.

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