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Richard Stratton is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. He wrote and produced the feature film Slam, which won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance and the Camera d'Or at Cannes, and Whiteboyz. He is the author of the Cannabis America trilogy—Smuggler's Blues: A True Story of the Hippie Mafia; Kingpin: Prisoner of The War on Drugs; and In the World: From the Big House to Hollywood—as well as Altered States of America: Outlaws and Icons, Hitmakers and Hitmen. His fiction and journalism have appeared in numerous outlets, including GQ, Esquire, Details, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Spin, Playboy, and Story Magazine. Stratton resides in New York City with his wife Antoinette and is the father of five children.

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