Since 1990 my articles and stories have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Folha De Sao Paolo, Wall Street Journal Television, High Times Magazine, Cannabis Now Magazine, Revista Cáñamo and ABC News. As a guest lecturer at The City University of New York and Humboldt State University I have taught sociology and anthropology classes about drug policy while participating in harm-reduction research projects for the US Department of Justice, US Surgeon General’s Office and The New Jersey Department of Health. From 1994 until 2009 I worked in television and film production as an editor, consultant, director of photography, sound recordist and producer for the following networks; ABC News, CBS News, NBC, MSNBC, ESPN, PBS, HBO, MTV, BBC, BET, CNN, ARD, E!, Dow Jones and Company/Wall Street Journal Television, Six Stair, Oxygen, TV Bosnia-Herzegovina.

John Veit- Print, Radio, Television, Film, Research Projects
2017-2018- MA Candidate - Humboldt State University Sociology Department.
Thesis - “The American Incarceration Industry and Climate Change; How Extreme Weather Events Exacerbate Vulnerability in Prison Communities, an Intersectional Analysis”

2016
“Cannifest, en la buena onda de Humboldt” Cañamo: ISSN 9975-4045, Nº. 223 (Julio), 2016, págs. 104-106

2015
“Golden Tarp Awards” Cañamo: ISSN 9975-4045, Nº. 214 (Octubre), 2015, pág. 78

2014
“Trimmigrants: inmigrantes del manicurado del cannabis” Cañamo: ISSN 9975-4045, Nº. 203 (Noviembre), 2014, págs. 92-98
“Trimmigrants: inmigrantes del manicurado del cannabis (y 2)” Cañamo: ISSN 9975-4045, Nº. 204 (Diciembre), 2014, págs. 86-92
“El nacimiento del Triángulo del Oro Verde: Jamaica y el futuro de la marihuana internacional”
Cañamo” ISSN 9975-4045, Nº. 201 (Septiembre), 2014, págs. 82-84
El nacimiento del Triángulo de Oro Verde: Jamaica y el futuro de la marihuana internacional (I)”
Cañamo: ISSN 9975-4045, Nº. 199 (Julio), 2014, págs. 92-96
El nacimiento del Triángulo de Oro Verde: Jamaica y el futuro de la marihuana internacional (2)”
Cañamo: ISSN 9975-4045, Nº. 200 (Agosto), 2014, págs. 86-88
“El mercado de grangeros de cannabis de LA” Cañamo: ISSN 9975-4045, Nº. 201 (Septiembre), 2014, págs. 85-86
“Cannabusiness: The Next Frontier” High Times Jan 14
“Cannabusiness: Media Saturation Drives Interest” High Times Jan 21
“Cannabusiness: Concentrates are Key” High Times Jan 28
“Cannabusiness: Has Medical Pot Saved California?” High Times Feb 04
“Cannabusiness: A Global Economy Deprived of Cannabis” High Times Feb 11
“Raceman” Podcast Show Guest: Host Darien Sills-Evans

2013
“Coping With Cannabis: A Soldier’s Experience with PTSD” Cannabis Now Magazine Nov
“Marijuana Trip: Nevada, Colorado, Guns, Beer and Penny Stocks” Revista Cáñamo 16-Page Feature Story and Photos  July
“Interview: Jamen Shively” Revista Cáñamo. Story and Photos. Nov
Marihuana Trip: Las normas estadounidenses; Cañamo: ISSN 9975-4045, Nº. 187, 2013, págs. 68-87

2012
“Pulitzer’s Eyes” Play, Writer

2011
“Crazy Busy” Screenplay, Writer
“Resolve Network Democratic Republic of Congo Microloan Program” Documentary Short, Editor, ENG Field audio

2010
“Oil Card” Screenplay, Writer  Finalist Great Lakes Film Fest, Beverley Hills Film Fest.
“Interview: Criminal Defense Attorney Tony Serra” Global Ganja Report

2009
“The Battle of Durban Two: Israel, Palestine and the United Nations” Independent Doc. Camera/Editing/Audio
HDNET - ENG Field Audio Two Years
“The 40-Year-Old Rapper” Actor - Torsten

2007
Entrevista a Noam Chomsky ( y 2); Cañamo: ISSN 9975-4045, Nº. 119 (noviembre), 2007, págs. 38-41
Entrevista a Noam Chomsky (1ª parte); Cañamo: ISSN 9975-4045, Nº. 118 (octubre), 2007, págs. 46-50
ARD German Television ENG Field Audio Three Years
Associated Press ENG Field Audio Three Years
“The Daily Show” ENG Field Audio Two Years

2005
Good Morning America, ABC News, 20/20  ENG Field Audio. 6 years.

2004
“Solar Power Prospects for Long Island” Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Promo Campaign Editor

2003
MSNBC - Editor. Two years

2002
“Corn on Cotton” 30 minute Doc. Howl Festival, NYC

2001
“We Deliver: The Gentrification of the Drug Markets of New York’s Lower East Side” Researcher on $500,000 National Institute of Justice Grant through John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York - Researcher/Writer

2000
“Rapid Assessment Response and Evaluation: Newark Field Notes” 30 min doc on HIV and intravenous Drug Use for US Surgeon General’s Office. Producer/Camera/Editor
“Marijuana ‘Detainee’ Exposes INS Concentration Camps” High Times (Website); 02/07
“Protecting Client Confidentiality” Paterson-Passaic County - Bergen County HIV Health Services Planning Council 30 Minute Training Video

1999
W-CBS News 2 - Local News Editor - 3 years
“A Hero For All: Nelson Mandela’s Farewell” Independent Doc. Associate Producer

1998
“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” Float Carpenter
“Noam Chomsky Interview: The Drug War Industrial Complex” High Times April

1997
“How Cambodia’s Dope Kings Keep the Country Going” High Times; December. Story and Photos
“Pot of Gold” ABC Peter Jennings Special 1 hr Report - Consultant - March
“Profile: Artist Evan Becker” Warp Magazine Japan;
“Waves of Garopaba” Juice Magazine
“Riders of the Purple Haze” High Times; March Story and Photos

1996
“Bosnia: Real Drug War: The UN Forces, Peacekeepers or Profiteers” High Times; March
“Guatemalan Death Squad Boss Linked to CIA, Drug Trade” High Times  July
“Pot Pestered Tobacco Company Deletes Blunt From Trademark” High Times; August
“Third Eye Column: 60 Minutes, Curtis Sliwa, Vibe Magazine, Playthell Benjamin, CNBC” High Times Story and Photos
“Born Fi' Dead: A Journey Through The Jamaican Posse Underworld by Judith Gunst”: Book Review
“The New York Grind: Down on the Corner with the Weed-Smoking Skateboarders of New York City” High Times; July
“High Times 9th Annual Amsterdam Cannabis Cup Official Video” 1 Hr documentary featuring Dennis Peron, Jack Herer, Stephen and Ina Mae Gaskin, John Trudell, Murphy’s Law. Producer, director.
“FDA Mounts Fake Drug Scares to Gain Control of Herbal Therapies: NY State Moves Quietly Against Herbal Ephedrine” High Times
“The Battle of the Hemp Bales: Missouri Scores 800 Pounds of Hemp” High Times
“The Pebbles Trippet Story, California Court Expands Scope of Prop 215 Protections: Transport and Sale of Medical Marijuana To Be Addressed in SF Activist’s Retrial” High Times
“Third Eye Column: Epistles To Timothy Leary and The Rich Kids on LSD” High Times
“East Coast Report: Baltimore Grand Jury Supports Decrim: New York State to Free Low-Level Cons” High Times
“Third Eye Column: Common Sense, MTV, The Economist” High Times;
“Third Eye Column: Newsweek Magazine, Danny Schechter” High Times; Story and Photos
“Third Eye Column: The Nation, The Shadow, Emerge Magazine, The New York Times” High Times

1995
Dow Jones TV - Editor - Two Years
“Guatemala’s Dope Squads: CIA/DEA Funded Torture State Linked to Drug Trade” August Story and Photos
“The Celerino Castillo Story: DEA’s Finest Details Agency Corruption” High Times; May
“Colombian Smack: New Andean Heroin Trade Escalates Drug War Mayhem, Indians Fight Back” High Times: May. Story and Photos
“DEA’s Finest Details Agency Corruption” The Shadow; Feb/May
Fund For Constitutional Government Grant to Produce Five Part Radio Investigation on International Drug War on WBAI Radio
“The Hemp Business Goes Global: Report from Amsterdam Cannabis Cup” Wall Street Journal TV Reports News Story. Producer/Camera
Reuters News Service, ENG Field Audio, New York City 10 years

1994
“Freedom Fighter of the Month Ron Tisbert: First Amendment Victory” High Times; Story and Photos October
BA Cum Laude CCNY International Studies Program

1993
“Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television” Production Assistant - 3 Seasons - PBS
“Kazakhstan Welcomes Hemp; Key to Economic Recovery in  Post-Soviet Central Asia” High Times

1992
“HEMP Makes Grand Appearance at Earth Summit” High Times; October
Winston Fellowship to attend Rio Earth Summit

1991
UC Berkeley Summer Research Opportunities Program

1990
“The Disadvantages of Private Education” CCNY International Studies Newsletter; Spring

1989
“Meanwhile, for White Suburbia It’s No Sweat” The Philadelphia Inquirer; January Op/Ed

1988
“Ku Klux Klan Rally: The Invisible Empire Rallies in Ephrata” The Radnorite; June 1988   Story and Photos

1987 “Beetlemania” Fiction - Thrasher Magazine

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i help clients in the global cannabis sector assess and improve the ecological, political and social impacts their businesses create. i am experienced in drafting press releases and other responses to evolving regulations and market conditions and work primarily with companies and individuals interested in developing sustainable businesses that improve conditions for their community’s most vulnerable people and places.