Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cannabis Culture: The Art of Daniel Xu

Cannabis Culture: The Art of Daniel Xu

I discovered the art of Daniel Xu while searching for new and unusual cannabis creations on Etsy.com. I was instantly captivated by Daniel’s work not just for its beauty, but because he utilizes a very traditional Chinese art form to depict subject matter than is traditionally considered taboo. From his new post at a Hong […]

Cracks In The Wall: What The Vote In Portland Maine Means For Marijuana

Cracks In The Wall: What The Vote In Portland Maine Means For Marijuana

On Election Day 2013, voters in Maine’s largest city sent a resounding message by voting to legalize adult possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana – by a massive 65%-35% margin. But while the vote was a huge win for Portland, it’s an even bigger win for the country. To understand exactly why, we must go […]

The War Isn’t Over: New Mexico Man Anally Violated in Bogus Drug Search

The War Isn’t Over: New Mexico Man Anally Violated in Bogus Drug Search

It reads like an article from The Onion: A man is pulled over by police for a minor traffic violation, a drug-sniffing K-9 sounds an alert, a search warrant is hastily obtained, and the man is taken to a hospital where he is subjected to x-rays, rectal exams, enemas, and finally a colonoscopy. But this is […]

Know Your Heroes: Nora Callahan Of Drug War Prisoner Rights Group The November Coalition (TNC)

Know Your Heroes: Nora Callahan Of Drug War Prisoner Rights Group The November Coalition (TNC)

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine The November Coalition (TNC), a charitable nonprofit education foundation that has worked to end drug war injustice since 1997. The following is a speech that TNC’s Executive Director Nora Callahan delivered in June of that same year at the First International Drug Peace Day Rally in San Francisco, California. It is as important […]

Does My Butt Look Saggy Underneath These Jeans?

Does My Butt Look Saggy Underneath These Jeans?

How old are you/how dumb am I? Let’s count the rings/around my eyes.                                          -The Replacements Time: it slips, it drags, it stalls, it clings, it snags holding on, and a minute can last an eternity […]

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

PHOTO: Jonathan Oakley What’s worse than going to jail for cannabis?  Your children taken away by child protection services for it.  If you’re incarcerated, you receive a specific custodial sentence — which may be reduced for good behavior or perhaps even commuted — during which you are guaranteed visits with your family.  You can count down […]

‘Tis the Season: Brightside PDX Gives Back

‘Tis the Season: Brightside PDX Gives Back

My name is Simone Fischer and I work the front desk at Brightside Community Foundation, a new non-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Portland. I’m twenty-two years old and recently graduated from Portland State University with a bachelors of science in women and gender studies, and a minor in philosophy. I originally started out as a pre-med biology major […]

REVIEW: Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Oil

REVIEW: Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Oil

No, this isn’t one of those hemp-based CBD oils that are such a hot topic right now; it’s just for eating, and it’s delicious. Manitoba Harvest is a Canadian company that played an instrumental role in legalizing industrial hemp in Canada. According to the company’s website, they are the world’s largest hemp food manufacturer, and […]

ELECTION DAY: The Immoderate Truth About Chris Christie

ELECTION DAY: The Immoderate Truth About Chris Christie

Research by Dae Alighieri, written by Dae Aligheri and Vanessa Waltz New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been touting a “record” of being moderate and bipartisan – and many folks are buying it – yet the opposite is true. With his sights set on the 2016 presidential election, it’s critical for voters to understand that […]