At a Glance:Norm Kent has been a Project Contributor since January 2012, has written 19 entries and currently lives in Fort Lauderdale.
Norman Elliott Kent, a 1975 graduate of Hofstra University, is a publisher and criminal defense attorney based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, handling First Amendment, constitutional rights, and media law cases.
A pioneer in medical necessity defenses for marijuana users, Norm has represented patients, growers, and buyer's clubs throughout Florida for over 30 years. As far back as 1982, he sued the State of Florida to stop the deadly herbicide paraquat from being sprayed on marijuana fields.
Norm has authored 'The Pot Warriors Manifesto', contributes legal and advocacy columns to Counterpunch and lectures at legal seminars and conferences on first amendment and gay rights issues.
A cancer survivor who is a noted advocate for gay rights, Norm has appeared as a commentator on CNN, CNBC and FOX News. He is also presently the publisher of The South Florida Gay News, the largest weekly LGBT newspaper in the State of Florida.
Norm Kent: Recently Filed
None of us has ever died from weed, but we have all been victims of the war against it. If you want a cause to fight for -- to get high on -- this is it.Read More
As the adult LGBT community finds more and more of a place at the table in our larger community's social and political life, we forget how difficult it can still be for young adults all across America.Read More
Today's students enter schools through metal detectors, all of us are screened at airports, and intelligence agencies secretly monitor your phone calls. It is not the world we intended.Read More
The world is changing and we with it. Having the word gay next to your name is no longer a sin to be ashamed of, but a sign of progressive equality. From the dark shadows cast over us for decades, somehow we got here.Read More
It is time for courageous community leaders and politicians to speak out against unjust marijuana laws, especially since most of them have smoked pot themselves. Let's get real about pot.Read More