Lynne Iser has plans to get arrested next month, and she wants hundreds of other elders by her side when she does. The campaign has been endorsed by over 100 organizations (including the one I work for, Avaaz), and counts a number of celebrities and public figures among those pledging to risk arrest in nonviolent civil disobedience.
My husband is very supportive. My three grown sons feel some mixture of pride, amusement, and embarrassment about my latest book Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir, which has been featured in popular publications and websites. My friends are happy for me in my new role as a marijuana advocate. But my mom does not approve.