The Writing

Some Recent Gems from
The Cornwall Free News:

What Teens Need To Know About Marijuana (From An Adult Who Uses Ten Grams A Day)
by Russell Barth – July 9, 2011


Systematic Discrimination: What It’s Like Living With A Medical Marijuana License
– Opinion by Russell Barth – August 2, 2011

I have no formal training in writing, and I think it shows. I do, however, have a unique way with words, and as such, I find myself getting published about 100 times a year.

My first professional writing was in The Review, back in 1988 or '89. I wrote an article about the new half-pipe skateboard ramp that had been built in town, but the editor changed it so much that it was basically not the same thing I wrote, so...

I started writing anti-prohibition letters to editors in the summer of 2002, but it wasn't until October of 2003 that I started getting letters published on a consistent basis
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Russells MAPINC letters archive (812+ since Oct. 2003)


I have also written articles for Cannabis Health, Treating Yourself, and Cannabis Culture magazines, and have done OP-ED's and articles for The Cornwall Free News, and others.

I also co-wrote and co-illustrated the world's first children's book about medical marijauna, called Mommy's Funny Medicine. This was published for charity by Mike Foster at Crosstown Traffic in 2003, and there are still some copies available.

Here is a video read-through of the book.

I also wrote a "novel" of sorts, called "Remic". It is 15 separate storylines, all crossing through or bumping into each other, over the course of about 26 hours, on a particularly smoggy June day in Ottawa in 2002. I finished writing it in 2005, and printed a few copies, and put the whole pdf on line for people to downlaod free. If you would like a pdf, contact me.