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Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

One of the many hiccups involved in cannabis legalization is the legal discrimination against cannabis users in our society. This ongoing discrimination is an aftereffect of prohibition that lingers even where cannabis is now legal. A large portion of individuals who serve as employers by hiring workers or as landlords by offering rental units feel […]

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Engage in Viewpoint Discrimination in Stalling Ads for Northeastern Institute of Cannabis After Initial Approval

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Engage in Viewpoint Discrimination in Stalling Ads for Northeastern Institute of Cannabis After Initial Approval

Boston, MA – The MBTA may be short on funding, but they are apparently not interested in taking money from a cannabis trade school for advertising. The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis (NIC) has been given the run around by the MBTA marketing department for their “We Teach. You Grow.” campaign that was supposed to launch the […]

Dispensing Discrimination Against Dispensaries: Why is Medical Cannabis Signage Regulated?

Dispensing Discrimination Against Dispensaries: Why is Medical Cannabis Signage Regulated?

PHOTO: Phillip Pessar, Creative Commons Anywhere you drive in America, you are bombarded by strategically placed signage advertising a plethora of products to consumers on their daily commutes. Major retail chains and event centers advertise on billboards, along with alcohol and pharmaceutical companies. Businesses are allowed a certain amount of signage according to their community […]

Longest-Serving Cannabis Prisoner Finally Out of Jail

Longest-Serving Cannabis Prisoner Finally Out of Jail

One of the reasons that legal reforms regarding cannabis took so long to enact was that people really didn’t understand the injustice of prohibition before the internet made information more accessible. A lot of people assumed that those who used or sold cannabis would face smaller penalties than those accused of using or selling harder […]

Minnesota Now Allows Parolees To Use Medical Cannabis

Minnesota Now Allows Parolees To Use Medical Cannabis

Advocating for compassionate access to cannabis and rational state and federal policies is often very frustrating. Even when activist secure a big win, there are usually substantial drawbacks and compromises involved. In some states, patients who need access to medical cannabis may find themselves unable to legally grow the medicine they would prefer to use […]

Alaska Becomes First State to Allow On-Site Cannabis Use

Alaska Becomes First State to Allow On-Site Cannabis Use

One of the many social injustice has that cannabis activists like to point out to others is the serious discrepancy between how socially acceptable alcohol use is and how totally different and hypocritical the attitude toward cannabis is in most places. Despite the fact that alcohol is responsible for a staggering number of car crashes […]

Drug Testing for Jobs Discriminates Against Cannabis Users

Drug Testing for Jobs Discriminates Against Cannabis Users

The rapid shift in cultural attitudes surrounding cannabis has unquestionably benefited numerous people in our society. Legalization, decriminalization, criminal justice reform, and greater social awareness about the medical benefits of cannabis have all combined to reduce the stigma associated with cannabis. However, while progress in legal and cultural arenas has been promising, progress in other […]

Lady Business: Maggie Kinsella of Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition and NORML

Lady Business: Maggie Kinsella of Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition and NORML

Maggie Kinsella is a member of the Board of Directors at the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MassCann) and the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of the Marijuana Laws (MassCann/NORML) and also serves as the Press Secretary, Spokesperson, Organizer, and a prolifically productive volunteer. She’s a “Jacqueline” of all trades, so-to-speak and most recently […]

People Are Now Using Cannabis as a Workout Supplement

People Are Now Using Cannabis as a Workout Supplement

  For years, professional athletes have faced routine and random drug screenings inn order to compete. In addition to looking for performance-enhancing drugs, like steroids or synthetic hormones, these tests also screened for other drugs. Cannabis is almost always included on the list of substances that athletes face testing for during and after big competitions. […]

California Nonprofit Looking to Study Breast Milk and Cannabis

California Nonprofit Looking to Study Breast Milk and Cannabis

When babies nurse, they receive many benefits beyond the basic nutrition of their mother’s breast milk. Babies that breastfeed or receive bottles of pumped milk from their mother often have more robust immune systems and may have a head start on their peers for intellectual development as they grow up. These benefits, as well as […]