Law

Lindsey Beck: Living Dead Girl

Lindsey Beck: Living Dead Girl

It is in our weakest moment that we discover how strong we really are. Being abandoned and left for dead by the pharmaceutical poisoners and closed-minded medical community leaves one weak physically, mentally and spiritually. I met one such walking dead girl who had already brought herself back to life through strength of conviction, a […]

Is Weed The New Wine? See Who’s Out In The Open Singing Pot’s Praises

Is Weed The New Wine? See Who’s Out In The Open Singing Pot’s Praises

Video and article from FOX29 Philadelphia featuring Jay Lassiter, Kevin Clough and Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher.  PHILADELPHIA -It is the most widely used illegal drug in the world. An estimated 18 million Americans say they are regular users of marijuana.But who is smoking pot may – or may – not surprise you. FOX 29’s Chris […]

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

Although women have served in leadership roles throughout our past, I believe our capabilities are still untapped, not just in drug policy reform, but in many other fields as well. The biggest roadblocks to women in leadership are not just placed on us by society, but by ourselves through our acceptance of the roles dealt […]

The Road to Hell: President and Drug Czar Misguided on Policies

The Road to Hell: President and Drug Czar Misguided on Policies

Growing up, I remember hearing my mom’s mantra of “words matter,” followed by “but, Mija, as important as what you say, is what you do.” She said it repeatedly, just as I said it to my son when he was growing up. One of my favorite quotes is “the road to hell is paved with […]

To Give or Take a Flower: Life in Prison

To Give or Take a Flower: Life in Prison

The tension was high and the air stale, somehow this all seemed very ritualistic and business as usual, likely because it was. An average height man with shaggy hair and an unkempt face sat still and anxious as the defendant; the room, in agony, awaited the jury’s consensus. Their deliberation: Guilty A sick and gruesome […]

What Would Cheryl Miller Do? Medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

What Would Cheryl Miller Do? Medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

Reposted with special permission from Coalition for Medical Marijuana – New Jersey. by Jim Miller, President, CMMNJ The Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the National MS Society unceremoniously pulled the plug on the Coalition for Medical Marijuana–New Jersey (CMMNJ) after originally offering us a table at their March 23rd “Beef and Beer” fundraiser in Philadelphia. They waited until […]

Boston Marathon Bombings: The DEA is a Threat to Public Safety

Boston Marathon Bombings: The DEA is a Threat to Public Safety

Last week’s Boston Marathon bombings brought back a very visceral and life-changing memory for me. On September 26, 1980 I was 19, footloose and travelling in Europe with a girlfriend. We had planned the trip for a year and the highlight of it was going to be drinking beer at Germany’s world renowned Oktoberfest in […]

Oregon Legislature Introduces Two Pro-Cannabis Bills

Oregon Legislature Introduces Two Pro-Cannabis Bills

PHOTO: Oregon State Legislature Although medical marijuana is legal in the state of Oregon, patients cannot obtain a medical marijuana recommendation unless they have one of a handful of legally qualifying conditions. Oregon’s legislature has introduced Senate Bill 281 to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the qualifying conditions for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) and House […]

Hey TSA! My Nipples Are NOT Weapons of Mass Destruction!

Hey TSA! My Nipples Are NOT Weapons of Mass Destruction!

In 2013 America, the airport should be the last place I would expect to be sexually assaulted. But I was, and it happens every day. What’s worse is the perpetrators almost always go unchecked and unpunished. How do these violations can take place in public? Easy, these heinous acts are being performed by TSA agents, […]

Crooked Judges Want Your Kids for Cash

Crooked Judges Want Your Kids for Cash

Edward “Ed” Kenzakoski was a strong guy. He was an all-star wrestler going into his senior year at James M. Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA and was actively scouted since 9th grade. He was expecting to take the state title and hopefully the scholarships would follow. He had a fair amount of friends, and was […]