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 […]

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 […]

A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

Image: Jason and Jayden David, photo courtesy of Jason David  Congressman Scott Perry (D-PA), Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) introduced the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014” yesterday in Pennsylvania, flanked by representatives from Colorado’s Realm of Caring (RoC), the producers of the high-CBD low-THC Charlotte’s Web cannabis strain. According […]

Pregnant  Woman Threatened with Forced Cesarean Section

Pregnant Woman Threatened with Forced Cesarean Section

Ft. Myers, FL – A Florida hospital has threatened to force a pregnant patient to have cesarean surgery against her will and to report her to child welfare authorities for exercising her right to medical decision-making. The threats were made in a July 10th, 2014 letter from the Chief Financial Officer of Bayfront Health Port […]