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End The War on Drugs - Shared screen with speaker view
Shea King
35:51
Shea King (daughter of Courtney Skinner - woohoo mom), She/Her, all the way over from Harrisonburg VA!
Darwin Kemp
35:56
Darwin kemp, Prince George's county
Stephen Schiavone
37:12
https://harpers.org/archive/2016/04/legalize-it-all/
Emma (she/her/hers)
37:30
https://www.theatlantic.com/podcasts/archive/2021/06/columbia-professor-drug-use-american-rights/619208/
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
40:13
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Dorine Jones
47:13
nicely illustrated
Rachel Wobrak (she/hers)
47:28
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Rachel Wobrak (she/hers)
48:58
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Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
49:07
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JAMES HUTCHINGS
49:59
INCARCERATED MALES AND FEMALES INC501c3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION MARYLAND DC VIRGINIAJAMES HUTCHINGSEMAIL JHUTCHINGS@INCARCERATEDMALESANDFEMALES.ORG
MICHELLE EDWARDS
50:23
good evening everyone
MICHELLE EDWARDS
50:48
I am Michelle Edwards I reside in Baltimore Maryland
Rachel Wobrak (she/hers)
50:51
https://www.progressivemaryland.org/drug_policy_taskforce_join_us
Bernard Davis
51:10
Bernard Davis (He, Him)
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
51:12
Welcome Watu Mwariama and Betty Johnson on the phone!
John Abakah
51:40
John Abakah, Silver Spring
Dorine Jones
51:42
hi Dorine again Ms!
Zach Kovach
51:44
Thank you Bernard for signing up to volunteer!
June Perry
51:53
Baltimore, Maryland
Bernard Davis
51:58
Bernard Davis, Bowie MD
Lamont Jefferson
52:28
LOTH Ministries Community CenterBaltimore, Md.
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
54:32
Please put your name, location and pronouns in the chat -- Welcome!
Dorine Jones
58:20
it has destroyed families
Dorine Jones
58:39
disproportionately!
Alfrieda Hylton
01:00:57
I agree with you Dorine Jones
Alan Stein
01:02:04
The War On Drugs has been a dismal failure. It really is a War On People Of Color.
Vontasha Simms
01:04:13
Hello Everyone Vontasha Simms vontashasimms@gmail.com240-300-6237Ji'Aire's Workgroup Mental Health and Wellness Founder/CEOBlack By Nature EJACharles County Democratic Central Committee Sergeant Of ArmsCharles County Democratic Central Committee Outreach and Legislation Committee Chair
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
01:04:43
Welcome, Vontasha!
Alfrieda Hylton
01:05:01
Welcome Vontasha Simms glad you could join us
Alfrieda Hylton
01:05:45
Yes Alan Stein it ha been really a War on Drugs for People of Color
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
01:09:32
Yes, we're all in this together . . . and so are our families!
Bernard Davis
01:10:22
Thanks for sharing and for your service.
JAMES HUTCHINGS
01:10:29
๐Ÿ‘ BRAVO ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸฟโœŠ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ†โœ”๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟโœ”๏ธ๐Ÿ’Žโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Dorine Jones
01:10:36
ahh Courtney so proud of your accomplishments and helping others!!!!
Jamila Woods
01:10:45
Phenomenal information Courtney!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Dorine Jones
01:10:52
need your contact information please
JAMES HUTCHINGS
01:10:58
COURTNEY SKINNIER IS THE REAL MVP THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ
Dorine Jones
01:11:26
its ok you're doing great
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
01:11:39
Courtney's business is Empowerment Behavioral Treatment Services
Lamont Jefferson
01:16:51
So true
Dorine Jones
01:18:20
Great job
Jamila Woods
01:18:45
Thank you David!
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
01:19:21
Great presentation, David!
Bernard Davis
01:19:37
Thanks David
JAMES HUTCHINGS
01:19:52
THANK YOU DAVID ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Bernard Davis
01:26:54
That's crazy!
Dorine Jones
01:28:28
they still want to keep us.down
Emma (she/her/hers)
01:28:31
in medical cannabis terms, that 2g of cannabis is worth from $20-$40 depending on the type. no fines for having 2g now
Dorine Jones
01:28:35
so sad
Dorine Jones
01:28:54
so happy you rose above it
Bernard Davis
01:29:17
The policies and politician must change.
Jamila Woods
01:29:52
Powerful, profound message.
Bernard Davis
01:29:58
Excellent point
Emma (she/her/hers)
01:30:07
Current law:
Emma (she/her/hers)
01:30:09
Fines for possession of small amounts of marijuanaBecause it is not classified as a crime, possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana does not result in arrest, jail time, or a criminal record. Possession or use of marijuana is not legal, but in these cases involving small amounts of marijuana, the penalties are civil in nature.Penalties under the lawFirst offenseFine of $100Second offenseFine of up to $250Third (or later) offenseFine of up to $500
Emma (she/her/hers)
01:30:15
https://www.peoples-law.org/possession-less-10-grams-marijuana-maryland
Dorine Jones
01:30:20
the policies have to change. look at DC & VA why is MD behind?
Lamont Jefferson
01:30:29
O understand sis. brown im Baltimore resident born and bread.. we have to deal with hustle of mass incarceration, hustle of drug treatment(especially methedone), and issue with probation violation on folk with jobs for missing . i have to leave. i went to meetings as drug dealer because it was addiction
Bernard Davis
01:30:33
Wow! Thank you Diamond
Eileen Finn (she/hers)
01:30:42
Great message Diamonte!
Bernard Davis
01:30:45
Diamonte
Emma (she/her/hers)
01:30:53
thanks Diamonte
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
01:32:17
Thank you, Diamonte -- for sharing your tragic story of injustice -- inspiring to us all!
Zach Kovach
01:33:10
If you have a question please drop it in the chat or if you want to share something with a speaker or your story please say "stack" in the chat and we'll pass the mic over to you!
Lamont Jefferson
01:33:33
i definetely will be involved and have a lot to share from personal experience and school and life education
Jamila Woods
01:33:52
Thank you Lamont!
Diamontรฉ Brown
01:33:53
Thanks for listening everyone
Dorine Jones
01:34:14
That's awful
Dorine Jones
01:34:25
Damn
Dorine Jones
01:34:39
contact project innocence
Courtney Skinner
01:34:41
Np its great wait for it
Jamila Woods
01:35:26
We applaud you James for how you've dealt with all of this!!!
Jocelyn Carter Jackson
01:35:33
I was married for 15yrs to a man that used crack and stole from me, his place of employment, and friends. He went many times to rehab for help and I was labeled and enabler. I never used drugs but, I lived and was married to a drug addict for 15yrs.
Lamont Jefferson
01:35:48
send your information my brother lamontje@gmail.commale & female non profit
Lamont Jefferson
01:36:13
see yall again
Emma (she/her/hers)
01:38:10
That's an awesome idea! Congratulations!
Jamila Woods
01:38:12
WOW!!! That's incredible James!!!
Shea King
01:38:19
I see you Mr. James!!! Amazing!
Diamontรฉ Brown
01:38:33
Congratulations!
Eileen Finn (she/hers)
01:39:17
Congratulations! The money will come.
Joe Bailey
01:39:18
Congratulations!
Dorine Jones
01:39:20
Go head now! You go boy! Should apply for disaster SBA grants
Emma (she/her/hers)
01:40:07
public health grants
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
01:41:54
Bravo!
Dorine Jones
01:42:04
outstanding
Bernard Davis
01:42:07
congratulations!
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
01:43:22
Never give up on people!
Jamila Woods
01:43:22
WOW!!! "NEVER GOING BACK"
Joe Bailey
01:44:05
legalize it! Too many damaged lives due to this kind of injustice. :(
Courtney Skinner
01:44:07
i love the passion!
David Shrank
01:47:26
Thank you so much James!!
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
01:54:30
13th -- great film
Emma (she/her/hers)
01:55:49
it does cause increases in testosterone but minor
Bernard Davis
01:56:30
Thank you
Dorine Jones
01:56:55
Amazing appreciate you!
Dorine Jones
01:57:03
EXCELLENT
Emma (she/her/hers)
01:57:21
Thank you for sharing your family's story, my parents too!
Jamila Woods
01:57:36
Absolutely a COMMUNITY EFFORT!!!
Zach Kovach
01:57:57
Sign up to volunteer here: https://www.progressivemaryland.org/drug_policy_taskforce_join_us
Zach Kovach
01:59:20
yes, it's hard to get to, I'll type as fast as possible
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
01:59:35
Addiction does not distinguish races or classes, though law enforcement may
Zach Kovach
01:59:55
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Jocelyn Carter Jackson
02:00:16
Thank you, this was a great meeting and great information .
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
02:00:16
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Dorine Jones
02:00:20
Thank you Progressive Maryland appreciate you...keep going until we change this mess!
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
02:00:44
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Zach Kovach
02:00:51
Thank you Emma!
Emma (she/her/hers)
02:01:09
<3
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
02:01:24
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Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
02:01:52
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Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
02:02:08
He vetoed it -- we'll have to override it
Emma (she/her/hers)
02:02:45
this one? https://www.amazon.com/Behind-These-Walls-Albert-Ru-Al/dp/B0948GRS32/ref=asc_df_B0948GRS32/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=509360428472&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2808677947431630717&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007826&hvtargid=pla-1286673981522&psc=1
Dorine Jones
02:03:24
I'm sorry honey stay strong
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
02:03:47
www.progressivemaryland.org
Dorine Jones
02:04:06
just hit the chat
Bernard Davis
02:04:15
bdavis@xceednetworks.com. Please send me information to get involved.
Dorine Jones
02:05:26
I dont see either
Dorine Jones
02:05:35
send to dorinehomes@gmail
Dorine Jones
02:05:45
too please
Dorine Jones
02:05:45
the chat
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
02:06:23
Will send!
Shelia Rushdan
02:07:43
Rita, so sorry for your brother, stay strong and continue to advocate for him! Maybe change will come if you keep hope alive, we all have to advocate for justice and fairness. Many families have been touched and suffering losses!
Dorine Jones
02:09:18
can I get his information
Rita Blake
02:09:20
Thank U Shelia๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’ŽStrong is all we got!!!
Bernard Davis
02:09:29
I agree Mr. Kemp
Jocelyn Carter Jackson
02:10:17
Thank you all and stay safe and have a great evening.
John Abakah
02:10:44
Thank you. Awesome session
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
02:11:11
Thank you all for your brave words and inspiration
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
02:12:20
Mental Health RoundTable -- Mon 6 PM on Zoom and FB Live -- Maryland Democratic Party Health and Wellness Committee
Betsy Amey (she/her/hers)
02:13:58
Dr. Coles 4 PM Launch Party of Capital City Trauma Center tomorrow www. healthydcandme.org