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Washington DC Converts Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Washington DC Converts Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Content Warning: This article discusses Christopher Columbus and his various crimes, including racially-motivated murders, enslavement, and sexual assault. The public outcry against the holiday celebrating the monster we all know as Christopher Columbus has increased in recent years. Even South Park has done an episode about what a shitbag that guy really was. For those […]

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Compassion is one thing the cannabis industry was initially built upon, at least in the early days before recreational sales and profits took precedence over patients.  In Washington state, for example, did you know that dispensaries “may donate product to qualifying patients or designated providers who hold a valid recognition card” according to WAC 314-55-155? […]

Washington State Looks at Clearing Cannabis Criminal Records

Washington State Looks at Clearing Cannabis Criminal Records

Activists for cannabis reform have been saying the same thing for years: cannabis reform will not be truly fair and effective unless it includes expungement, record sealing, and other considerations for those previously convicted of nonviolent cannabis offenses. There are many reasons why a proactive stance on those paying the criminal price for cannabis use, […]

Visiting a Washington’s Farmers Market After Living in Prohibitionist Utah

Visiting a Washington’s Farmers Market After Living in Prohibitionist Utah

Tucked behind a nondescript storefront on Pacific Avenue, between Larchmont and Parkland, near Lakewood, Washington and McChord Air Force Base, sits what might come as a surprise to some. Others find this place to be a lifeline.  It is a community of growers, caregivers, vendors and patients who work together to provide safe access to […]

Washington Mushroom Hunter Faces Five Years in Prison for Psilocybin

Washington Mushroom Hunter Faces Five Years in Prison for Psilocybin

Many people enjoy immersing themselves in nature while hunting for wild-growing mushrooms. There are also many people who enjoy the psychoactive and therapeutic properties of the psilocybin mushroom. A 63-year-old man named Paul Lee Corbett happens to exist at the intersection of those passions. In fact, he has spent many years of his life thus […]

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Shawn DeNae is the CEO of Washington Bud Company, Wagenseller Building Company, Cancadia Corporation, A Cannabis Conversation.org.  I met her when she flew me up to Seattle, Washington to address the MJBA Women’s Alliance monthly gathering a few months back to speak on their presentation “Power to Lead”  with other respectable, classy entrepreneurs and activists. […]

Washington DC’s New Mayor Backs Marijuana Legalization and Will of Voters

Washington DC’s New Mayor Backs Marijuana Legalization and Will of Voters

As a female mayor, Muriel Bowser is already in a league of her own. She has, in her first week in office, already said on a nationally televised interview that she believes Initiative 71 is self-enacting, meaning that Congress should not be able to block the decision by the voters of Washington DC to legalize […]

Seattle Washington:15th Annual Christmas Day Drug War Vigil at King County Jail

Seattle Washington:15th Annual Christmas Day Drug War Vigil at King County Jail

This year marks the 15th year that Washington state activists have been holding a Christmas Vigil at the King County Jail. Every year since 2000, activists in Washington have gathered outside the King County jailhouse in a vigil to draw attention to the tens of thousands of non-violent drug offenders who are incarcerated unjustly and […]

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

The results are in from the eastern seaboard, and cannabis reform is doing pretty well. Although Amendment 2, the proposed medical marijuana law, did not receive the necessary 60% of the vote in Florida, cannabis has had two other significant wins. The proposed medical marijuana law in Guam passed with nearly 57% of votes in […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Legalized Marijuana and Its Impact on Colorado and Washington

INFOGRAPHIC: Legalized Marijuana and Its Impact on Colorado and Washington

Did you know that recreational cannabis consumers in the state of Colorado consume about 784 pounds of marijuana a day? Or that estimates indicate as much as 90% of retail sales of recreational marijuana in the rural parts of the state of Colorado involve someone from out of state? That means that 90% of retail […]