Chris Bennett is an expert in the use of ethnobotanicals. He has contributed articles to numerous magazines, includingCannabis Culture and High Times, and he is the author of several books, including Green Gold the Tree of Life: Marijuana in Magic and Religion and Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible.He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Wayne Madsen is an investigative journalist and syndicated columnist whose articles have appeared in The Miami Herald and The Village Voice. He is the author of Covert Operations in Africa 1993–1999, The Handbook of Personal Data Protection, and Jaded Tasks. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
Robert Merritt is a confidential informant for the New York Police Department's Intelligence Division. He has also worked for the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department, the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Marshals Service, the ATF, the Manhattan District Attorney, and the U.S. Attorney for New York City. He lives in New York City. Douglas Caddy, LLD, is an attorney, the cofounder of Young Americans for Freedom, and served as the criminal lawyer for the burglars in the Watergate break-in.
Steven Hager, a writer, journalist, filmmaker, and counterculture and cannabis activist, was born May 25, 1951, he is the author of Adventures in Counterculture, Art After Midnight, and Hip Hop. He is a former reporter for the New York Daily News and former editor of High Times. He lives in Woodstock, New York.
Toby Rogers is an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Post, The Village Voice, and High Times. He lives in Hastings on Hudson, New York.
John Buchanan is an internationally published journalist and author whose work has appeared in more than 30 countries on six continents. He is founding editor and publisher of Maine Magazine and the recipient of many awards, including the Best News Writer in Miami selected by the Miami Beach Sun-Post in 1999, Best Freelance Writer selected by LocalBusiness.com in 2000, and "911 Truth Candidate" featured in The New Pearl Harbor. He lives in Los Angeles. John McConnell is the creator of Earth Day and the Minute for Peace.
Kevin Fenton lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and works as an advertising writer and creative director. His fiction has appeared in the Northwest Review, the Laurel Review, and the Emprise Review. His writing on graphic design has been anthologized in Looking Closer 2: Critical Writing On Graphic Design and Emigre No. 70: The Look Back Issue. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Jerry Ray is an activist and unintentional witness to the events surrounding the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination. He has appeared on Good Morning America, the Phil Donahue Show, the Tavis Smiley Show, WBZ-TV, and KNSD. He lives in McMinnville, Tennessee.
Joan Mellen is a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is the author of twenty books, ranging from film criticism to fiction, sports, true crime, Latin American studies and biography.
She has written for a variety of publications such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has also lectured widely at universities and symposiums. In 2004, she was awarded one of Temple University’s coveted Great Teacher Awards for outstanding achievement.