Daily Archives: October 2, 2014

Maryland Decriminalization Law in Effect, World Not Over

Maryland Decriminalization Law in Effect, World Not Over

On October 1st, 2014, the state of Maryland officially enacted its law decriminalizing the possession of limited amounts of marijuana. Now, citizens caught in possession of ten grams or less of dried cannabis flower will be subject to a ticket instead of arrest. First offense tickets will cost $100, while second offenses run $250 and […]

Massive Climate Protests in New York: World Leaders Need to “Go Green”

Massive Climate Protests in New York: World Leaders Need to “Go Green”

September 19th, 2014 saw the largest climate-related protest ever occur in New York City. Organized largely by 350.org, an environmental action non-profit, The People’s Climate March was touted by organizers as “the world’s largest climate protest.” The event drew an estimated 400,000 people to New York, though that estimate is rough, at best. The march […]

McGill-a-Gram: Teach Your Parents Well

McGill-a-Gram: Teach Your Parents Well

If you are about my age or older, you may remember that old-style parenting. Remember when your parents used to get together with their friends to drink adult beverages and talk about adult subjects? Somebody would pat your head and tell you to go outside or upstairs. Maybe every now and then, when somebody would […]

Jamaica Drafting Law to Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica Drafting Law to Decriminalize Marijuana

Thanks in no small part to the famous musician Bob Marley, Jamaica is synonymous with marijuana in many people’s mind. Despite that cultural correlation, marijuana has been prohibited by law in Jamaica for a century. Marley’s cultural heritage is certainly impacting the proposed decriminalization, which will include specific protections for Rastafari using cannabis for religious […]