SOURCE: Singer-Songwriter Ellen Bukstel

September 16, 2014 12:34 ET

With a Medical Marijuana Vote in Florida Just Around the Corner, the Fed Up, Folkin' Hot, Pro-Pot Multiple Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Ellen Bukstel Takes On Government Hypocrisy and Big Pharma in Her Incendiary New Song and Video 'Who's The Pusher Now?'

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - As her home state gears up for a crucial November 4 vote on Amendment 2 -- the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative -- fired up, fed up and folkin' hot singer-songwriter Ellen Bukstel ( is "stirring the pot" (pun intended!) once again with her biting and incisive (but delightfully infectious) song and provocative music video "Who's The Pusher Now?"

In her latest socially conscious opus, penned by Ellen with her friend Nick Annis and music producer son, Brett Segal, the maverick, multiple award-winning songwriter and performer and legalization advocate, also takes clever, pointed jabs at our government's hypocritical war on drugs, big pharma and the dark, little known realities of quota and profit driven private prisons.

"This song is about educating people and telling the truth about medical marijuana use and the hypocrisy, lies and propaganda we've been inundated with for decades," Ellen says of "Who's The Pusher Now?," whose incendiary song was first nominated for a 2013 Hollywood Music In Media Award (HMMA) in the Music Genre category and whose video is currently nominated in for a 2014 HMMA in the Music in Visual Media. It was also a nominee for the 2014 Libby Award for Best Music Video. In addition, "Who's The Pusher Now?" the song was a finalist in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards.

In a recent article on the pro-legalization website (Toke Signals with Steve Elliot) Ellen says, "The Drug Wars are a political joke and have hurt and unjustly incarcerated millions of Americans for too long."

"Who's The Pusher Now?" powerfully and candidly expresses Ellen's disdain at the hypocrisy of our government incarcerating people for fallacious marijuana laws while blithely providing legal protection for deadly pharmaceutical drugs that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year.

Ellen's edgy and provocative video for her folky, New Orleans-flavored song also finds a dynamic way to slay that second, lesser-known-to-the-public dragon: the fact that private, corporate owned prisons make big profits when they are filled with non violent low level drug users.


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