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.
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.
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
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.