Welcome! I’m “Radical” Russ Belville and this is my website. Here you’ll find the archives of my drug war analysis, broadcasting, and writing career from 2005 to present. I’ll also bring you the latest from my commercial marijuana, 420-tourism, and hemp CBD endeavors.
Bio: “Radical” Russ Belville has been one of the most prolific producers of content covering the emergence of marijuana legalization in the United States. Russ has written over 1,000 articles for print and online publications like HIGH TIMES, Huffington Post, Alternet, and produced over 2,000 recordings for NORML, Cannabis Radio, and XM Satellite Radio. Russ has spoken in over 70 cities at events like Seattle Hempfest, Boston Freedom Rally, and the Global Cannabis March on the fight to end adult marijuana prohibition.
Prior to dedicating himself to ending marijuana prohibition, Russ worked as an information technology specialist, a corporate technical trainer, a professional singer/musician, a state government employee, and a sergeant in the Idaho National Guard. Russ hails from Nampa, Idaho, and is a proud alumni of Boise State University, where he was the alternate for the school’s “Buster Bronco” mascot in the last year the football team played on green turf. Russ currently resides near the Oregon / Idaho border in the town of Ontario, working with activists to reform the last absolute prohibition state or Idaho, following fifteen years spent living in Portland, Oregon.