Getting to Know Marijuana Lifer Way Quoe Long


Way Quoe Long is serving life for marijuanaYou can learn more about Way Quoe Long’s case here.  But we also thought it would be nice to let the public get to know the real men behind these horrific Draconian sentences for nonviolent marijuana offenses.  So we asked a series of questions designed to do just that!

What meal or food do you crave most that you will want to eat when you get out?
Water from my own springs and fruits from my own trees!

What are your favorite books or who are your favorite authors? 
I don’t read novels, only biographies and autobiographies.  My favorite was written by a member of Scott’s team on the race to the South Pole.

Prefer winter or summer?
I like ALL seasons!

Nocturnal or morning person?

Coffee or tea?

Favorite Sports?

Favorite movie(s)?
Quest for Fire, Apocalypto

Favorite TV show(s)?
I don’t watch much TV, Bizarre Foods if I have to pick.

Way Quoe Long is serving Life for MarijuanaFavorite song(s) and/or musical artist(s)?

Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” Arcangelo Corelli’s “La Folla.” Favorite artists include Joan Baez, Loreena McKennitt, Abigail Williams, Nasrat Faleh Ali Khan.

What is your favorite color? 
Black and purple.

Do you prefer to be near a lake or the ocean?

If you could walk out tomorrow and go anywhere – where would it be and why?
Back to the night of my incarceration and to celebrate our anniversary as my wife suggested.

What were your favorite hobbies and interests before you went  to prison?
Playing music and searching out good eats!

What is your favorite food you can get at the prison commissary?

What do you most wish they would carry at the prison commissary?
Green tea leaves.

If you could travel to any country – where would it be and why? 
To the Solomon Islands.  I love to sail and explore new places and meet new people.

Way Quoe Long is serving de-facto Life for MarijuanaHow does it make you feel to know that so much progress has been made towards marijuana legalization while you remain stuck in prison.
That there’s hope for all who were incarcerated since before the progress.

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  1. Just read the story of Way Quoe Long, it has touched me deeply. We share the same birthday, and you interviewed him on my son’s birthday. Think that I’m going to write him a letter , but I’ve never done this before. Do you have any suggestions on what to say ???

    • Thank you for wanting to write a letter. I am sure he will enjoy hearing from you. You can talk about most anything (as long as it is not illegal). Way Long is an interesting man, highly intelligent, he is a foodie — even though he has been in prison over a decade he send me exotic recipes from his memory. He also plays music and loves rock and roll. He reads nonfiction, especially biographies. Aside from that, anything different is nice for prisoners as they seem the same surroundings and same people everyday. So tell him about your day, your life, your vacation, the cute dog you saw on the way to work. Anything really. It is just important they know they are not forgotten. If all else fails, tell him you talked to Cheri and she encouraged you to write, even though you never did this before.

      Learn more about his case here —

      Find the address and more info here —

      Thank you for caring!