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Mel Frank

Special Instructor Mel Frank, the pen name of James J. Goodwin, was born in Lynn, MA, 1944. Goodwin served as a shipboard electronics technician in the US navy, 1963-1967. Upon completion of service, he moved to New York City, where he began growing marijuana in 1968. The Mel Frank pen name first appeared in 1971 in the New York Flyer of Rolling Stone, where he authored a two-part series on … Continue reading

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