Host and astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson sets off on the Ship of the Imagination to discover Earth's Cosmic Address and its coordinates in space and time in the "Standing Up in the Milky Way." less More than three decades after Carl Sagan's groundbreaking and iconic series, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," it's time once again to set sail for the stars.Host and astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson sets off on ...more I’ve been a Carl Sagan fan ever since the film “Contact,” based on his novel of the same name, blew my 15-year-old mind in 1997 with notions of alien civilizations and deep-space travel.
In 1990, Sagan wrote to leading drug policy reform campaigners suggesting they organize a “systematic attempt to rebut” sensational Partnership for a Drug-Free America commercials that he felt “routinely make gross distortions of the scientific facts.” This disconnect from science was among Sagan’s chief concerns about the criminalization of marijuana.
It was “something that particularly infuriated Carl as a scientist,” Druyan says.
Grinspoon, like Druyan, understands why his cannabis enthusiast friend wasn’t more public in advocating for an end to prohibition.
“Carl more than once said to me that he wished he could help me more with this fight.
He passed away just a few months after California voters made their state the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1996.