I'd been recently hired as a reporter for the New York Daily News when I submitted this article. It ended up being featured at the top of the Sunday paper, which had the largest circulation of any edition. Although I thought I was on my way to a successful career as a newspaper reporter, I think my somewhat left-wing politics eventually left me isolated at the paper and I was soon fired.
About the Author
I started out writing black comedy, but I'm best known as the first reporter to document hip hop and the instigator of the film Beat Street. I also founded the Cannabis Cup, organized the first 420 ceremonies outside of Marin County, and launched the hemp movement with Jack Herer while writing some landmark conspiracy articles.