Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Sentencing Project Finds Reducing Prisoners Reduces Crime

The Sentencing Project Finds Reducing Prisoners Reduces Crime

The Sentencing Project, an organization dedicated to tracking and exposing inequalities in the criminal justice system, has released a new report that takes a surprising stance on criminal activity and prison. The report, titled “Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States,” analyses the broad impact of the efforts of three states to intentionally […]

Poem: Good Math

Poem: Good Math

  I have to be twice as good on half as much. Twice as talented, half as much the fool. Four times as willing, eight times as slick. Twice that and that’s my drive to sixteen times as quick. I have to get there half as quick in my head, if I took twice as […]

Petition Asks News York Times to Stop Testing Employees for Cannabis

Petition Asks News York Times to Stop Testing Employees for Cannabis

Despite the fact that The New York Times has taken a strong editorial position in favor of ending the failed federal prohibition on marijuana, the New York Times Company continues to unnecessarily drug test new employees for marijuana. As recent editorials demonstrate, The Times editorial board and its publisher feel strongly about ending the practice of […]

SERIES BOOK REVIEW: Stinky Steve Explains Medical Marijuana

SERIES BOOK REVIEW: Stinky Steve Explains Medical Marijuana

When Maggie Volpo sent me the first book in her Stinky Steve series, I was charmed to see the wonderful illustrations by Mauricio J. Flores and the intelligent, compassionate way Maggie approaches educating children about medical cannabis. It is written in poetry form with a great rhythm that is friendly to children, making it easier […]

Colorado Cannabis Industry Reacts to PA Senator Leach’s Tour

Colorado Cannabis Industry Reacts to PA Senator Leach’s Tour

PA Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) giving the thumbs-up at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO – PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher Before my family and I moved from Collingswood, New Jersey to Highlands Ranch, Colorado, I had already been in contact with Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) because he’s been such a proponent of medical cannabis […]

NORML PAC Endorces Connie Johnson in Oklahoma Senate Race

NORML PAC Endorces Connie Johnson in Oklahoma Senate Race

NORML PAC is pleased to announce its endorsement of Democratic State Senator Connie Johnson in her campaign to be the next United States Senator representing Oklahoma. “Sen. Johnson has been an outspoken supporter of legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use during her tenure in the Oklahoma legislature,” stated NORML PAC Manager Erik Altieri. “Few […]

Utah Children’s Hospital Looking for Subjects for Epilepsy/CBD Study

Utah Children’s Hospital Looking for Subjects for Epilepsy/CBD Study

Primary Children’s Medical Center overlooks the entire Salt Lake Valley and is renowned for exceeding expectations in a variety of treatments for sick kids from throughout the Intermountain West.    Administered by dedicated employees through Intermountain Healthcare and next door to the award winning University of Utah Medical Center, Primary Children’s treats a wide range diseases […]

Claim Your Reclaim & the Wonders of Silicone

Claim Your Reclaim & the Wonders of Silicone

For some of us, there’s nothing quite as exciting as trying your hand at alchemy.  Alchemy is a broad term for mixing elements and compounds to produce something else.  Whenever I use that word, it’s referring to one of my medicinal creations.  One online dictionary defines it as “any magical power or process of transmuting […]

Will a Colorado Prison House Pot Plants Instead of Prisoners?

Will a Colorado Prison House Pot Plants Instead of Prisoners?

According to a recent article on Marijuana.com, a former prison in Colorado may soon become a massive, legal marijuana grow operation if local officials approve the idea. A man named Nicholas Erker, a Colorado native, purchased the defunct prison back in March of this year. He has stated that he didn’t specifically purchase it to […]

PA Senator Daylin Leach: What I Learned about Legal Marijuana in Denver

PA Senator Daylin Leach: What I Learned about Legal Marijuana in Denver

PHOTO (top): PA Senator Daylin Leach at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO July 25, 2014 by Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine This past week, three members of my legislative staff and I flew to Denver, Colorado to see for ourselves what the complete legalization of cannabis looks like. Given the polls, what other states are doing, […]