In the early 1970s, Louisiana imposed a death penalty for marijuana violation. OK, it wasn’t technically a death sentence from judicial sentencing. Instead, it was open season to go after any purported pothead. Brian Wilson was a top radio host in Baton Rouge in 1971 when Elton John came to Louisiana on a concert tour. After the show, Brian, Elton, and some other folks fired out some joints. There was a knock on the door but no raid.
It’s great to hear Brian back behind the microphone after his recent string of hard challenges. And he kindly hyped my piece on my 40 Year War on Reefer Madness.
Here is Brian’s summary of the episode: “After weeks of contending with Post-Obamacare, Post-Plandemic Medical Incompetence, apathy and red tape, Brian & Jim review Jim’s groundbreaking work 40 years ago in the early days of the War on Drugs, Reagan’s “Just Say No” years and how Jim’s initial harpooning evolved into the monumental aggravation of government do-gooders! A good time was had by most! (Reagan officials notwithstanding.) Brian’s story of his May,1971 New Orleans puff-fest with Elton John, Dee Murray, and Nigel Olsen is included at no extra cost.”
You can listen to this episode by clicking here or –https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-two-and-only-brian-wilson-and-james-bovard/id1638506178?i=1000618804594
Elton John, 1971 (from Wikipedia)