Monthly Archives: September 2014

TAKE ACTION: Colorado Board of Health Rulemaking Hearing Tomorrow

TAKE ACTION: Colorado Board of Health Rulemaking Hearing Tomorrow

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is proposing new rules for the state’s medical marijuana program that would force patients who shop at Medical Marijuana Centers (MMCs) to provide confidential medical information to the Department of Revenue to be stored in a new non-confidential database that is open to all law enforcement. […]

#FREEWEEDCLASS Giveaway with the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis

#FREEWEEDCLASS Giveaway with the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis

If you are in the Boston area and are in need of expanding your cannabis education, you have a chance this week to register to win a free class (a $199 value) just by helping to spread the word about the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis. Founded with the intention of helping train future workers in […]

Poem: Atheogenesis

Poem: Atheogenesis

Sad television stars slip silver dollars into the offering plates At the end of the wooden pews And lumber toward seats among mannequins, Mayakovski, and me. Yes, mannequins, Brown and plastic, Side by side, Awaiting a sermon.   “You dream you’re sitting In a church among dummies,” Freud reflects from the next pew. “With a […]

Operation Inspiration: When Community Comes Together After Crisis

Operation Inspiration: When Community Comes Together After Crisis

What happens when a community is affected by a tragedy? A close, loving community comes together in a time of need. They contribute. They donate. But it doesn’t just happen. People have to organize, advertise and work. That work is sometimes done without recognition. This writer is proud to recognize a true “Good Samaritan.” On […]

Oklahoma Police Shoot Possibly Pregnant Teen and Charge Boyfriend with Her Murder

Oklahoma Police Shoot Possibly Pregnant Teen and Charge Boyfriend with Her Murder

If you aren’t familiar with the concept of felony murder laws, you might be shocked by what you’re about to read. Police in Oklahoma readily admit that they shot and killed an innocent 19-year-old girl. However, it’s her boyfriend who is facing criminal charges, not the officer who fatally shot her. Last week, on September […]

Benton Mackenzie, Iowa Cancer Patient Receives Probation

Benton Mackenzie, Iowa Cancer Patient Receives Probation

Benton Mackenzie, an Iowa man facing a prison sentence for treating his terminal condition with cannabis has been sentenced to probation instead of the minimum mandatory prison sentence of three years he was facing following his conviction this summer. His wife, Loretta, was also sentenced to probation, while their son had a prison sentence for […]

Patriot Day: What Fighting for Freedom Means

Patriot Day: What Fighting for Freedom Means

Patriot Day is one of the newest national holidays, having been declared a holiday in 2001, following the September 11th hijackings that left a scar on our national consciousness (here in the United States). The holiday is also called the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Some treat this holiday as a minor variation on […]

The Ode of the Newbie Activist, Part One

The Ode of the Newbie Activist, Part One

Did you see what I just did?!? Wow. I’m awesome. Nothing is ever going to be the same going forward. The whole universe has changed…and for the better too! Heh…They ought to make a movie about me. You would have thought that I would’ve been afraid. But I did it. I just had the resolve. […]

Internet Slowdown Today to Encourage Net Neutrality Protections

Internet Slowdown Today to Encourage Net Neutrality Protections

Bandwidth hogs, beware! Today you may have appear to have some issue on your favorite websites, but it’s not because of bad weather or a larger-than-normal amount of people logging on. Any lag or buffering you encounter will likely be part of an intentional internet slowdown, meant to bring attention to the critical issue of […]

Movement Within a Movement: the Ice Bucket Challenge and Cannabis Activism

Movement Within a Movement: the Ice Bucket Challenge and Cannabis Activism

Imagine, if you will, all the causes that you envision yourself standing behind. Imagine the passion, the determination, the endless hours, the research, the people, the patients, the veterans, the organizations, the countless kind souls trying to make a difference, the activists, the advocates and all the other aspects behind the scenes that it takes […]