Monthly Archives: August 2014

Our Towns Don’t Need Tanks

Our Towns Don’t Need Tanks

This past week I have watched both the print and television media’s response to the death of Michael Brown and the ensuing riots in Ferguson. For the first time, the mainstream media has finally started to question the militarization of law enforcement and its impact on our communities. My question is: What took you so long? […]

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Sabrina pictured at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO – PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine I met Sabrina Fendrick in 2010 when we were on the NORML Women’s Alliance Steering Committee. She’s a spitfire and cannot help but to contribute to making the world a better place through drug policy reform with a strong focus on […]

Legalizing Psychedelic Therapy with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Legalizing Psychedelic Therapy with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

What is psychedelic therapy? Psychedelic therapy is a mode of treatment that uses psychedelic drugs (such as LSD, MDMA, psilocybin, ibogaine, ayahuasca, or others) to enhance the effectiveness of therapy. Psychedelic therapy is only administered a small number of times, as opposed to traditional drug-based treatments which require patients to take medications every day, sometimes for […]

Staffing Agency to Offer Payroll and HR Solutions to Cannabis Businesses

Staffing Agency to Offer Payroll and HR Solutions to Cannabis Businesses

Ms. Mary Staffing LLC, a full-service staffing agency for the marijuana and hemp industries, has officially launched a much needed payroll solution using what’s commonly referred to as a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) co-employment model. All HR responsibilities are outsourced to the PEO company, Ms. Mary Staffing, while the client company continues to direct the […]

Dear Principal: A Letter from a Student Victim of Random K9 Searches

Dear Principal: A Letter from a Student Victim of Random K9 Searches

Dear Principal,*   First off, I want to welcome you to our high school. Last year was your first year teaching at our school. When you first arrived you laid out the rules, such as the basics: dress-code, violence, and electronics policies. Your final policy change was drug dogs, and everyone automatically started booing and […]

Women’s Work: A Story of A Lady and Her Mountain Grow

Women’s Work: A Story of A Lady and Her Mountain Grow

The spring of 2011 was the fourth year I would work in the marijuana industry of Humboldt County. The first and second year I was a trimmer, the third year a grower, and in my fourth year I would do countless other jobs. Many of the jobs I did are said to not be traditionally […]

ACLU Calls on Feds to End Militarization in Wake of Ferguson Murder

ACLU Calls on Feds to End Militarization in Wake of Ferguson Murder

Last week, local police fatally shot an unarmed African-American 18-year-old named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In the days that followed, there have been massive protests in Ferguson and heavily armed SWAT teams are roaming the streets in response. Our communities are not warzones. And yet the police, armed to the teeth, treat us like […]

420 Weird Portland: A Pot-Friendly Guided Tour

420 Weird Portland: A Pot-Friendly Guided Tour

Entering into Portland is an interesting experience for anyone, as you will find yourself immediately immersed in the culture of weird. Everywhere you turn there is something unique to see, for example the painted intersections of Portland. There is a stunning display of this creativity on the pavement at the intersection of Holman and 8th […]

Don’t Call it Synthetic Marijuana: Conner Reid Eckhardt, Addiction and Herbal Incense

Don’t Call it Synthetic Marijuana: Conner Reid Eckhardt, Addiction and Herbal Incense

Synthetic drugs can be kind of scary, and this is coming from someone who likes to be frightened and pushed out of her comfort zone. Herbal incense is often called synthetic marijuana, but the name is misleading. It makes people think that herbal incense has a similar effect to natural-state cannabis, when in fact it […]