Webmaster Matt has been a computer enthusiast since he purchased his first
TRS-80 PC with 16 kilobytes of ram and a cassette tape drive.
A strong proponent of bandwidth conservation, Matt is a self-taught web
page designer and fledgling
Matthew is a former library cataloguer and director of his family's business
Special Libraries Cataloguing, Inc.
Matt became interested in reforming drug laws after becoming a father
in 1987. "The drug war did not protect me, my siblings or my friends
from drugs and I do not expect it to protect my children."
In 1996, his interest in drug policy led him to the drug-related
Usenet groups and from there to the
Drug Reform Coordination Network.
Inspired and encouraged by the effective efforts of
and what was then DRCNet's Media Awareness Project, Matt founded the
Canadian Media Awareness Project.
For more history see Matt's
Introduction to Drug Policy Reform
and Dr. Tom O'Connell's
History of Drugsense.
Matt has contributed articles to
Cannabis Culture Magazine,
Cannabis Health Magazine
such as an
article on GW Pharmaceuticals
and their effort to bring a cannabis-based medicine to market, which won Matt
the award of
"Best Freelance Writer."
Matt has made some television, radio and personal appearances such as:
letters have been published
in a number of newspapers.
In addition to maintaining the web sites of the
Media Awareness Project
Matt provides internet services to a number of other drug policy reform
organizations, most of which are listed at
Matt is a co-recipient of the
The Robert C. Randall Award for Achievement in the Field of Citizen Action,
a Patronage of the Student Movement Award
High Times Freedom Fighter of the Month.
Matt lives in Metchosin, B.C.,
Canada, one of the western communities of
on the southern tip of
of his own design.
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