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Petition: Pardon 25 Women Serving Time for ‘Drug Conspiracies’

Petition: Pardon 25 Women Serving Time for ‘Drug Conspiracies’

When one reads the charge “drug conspiracy,” it calls to mind kingpins and diabolical plots, not making the simple mistake of allowing a boyfriend to borrow a car. Still, for the 25 women included in this petition, that is generally what these charges mean; they had a personal relationship with someone who was facing charges. […]

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama, Please stop making jokes about weed. And while you’re at it, please stop telling young people that cannabis prohibition reform shouldn’t be a priority. You’ve been called out on this before, but clearly you are still out of touch with what’s going on in America. Yes, pot can make you laugh, and it […]

The DEA is Obsolete and Needs to be Dissolved or Overhauled

The DEA is Obsolete and Needs to be Dissolved or Overhauled

Many mainstream media outlets have been noting that Michelle Leonhart’s resignation from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) presents a perfect opportunity for real policy reform in the United States. Instead of appointing a new head who will blindly pursue the status quo of prohibition policies that have utterly failed, the new head of this agency […]

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

The Pot: These are five of the many books that lay the foundation for educated activist to become the most informed, persuasive, and entertaining persuaders they can be. The Marijuana Conviction (Richard Bonnie and Charles Whitebread): Here’s the detailed story of cannabis prohibition in all its racist, ignorant splendor. Nobody provides the historical context to […]

Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

For one of 4Front’s recent podcasts, I talked to medical professionals about the intersection of the healthcare and marijuana industries. After discussing the issues that medical professionals in the marijuana industry face, I wondered about the special case of pregnant women. What do marijuana business owners need to know about serving patients who also happen […]

Urgent Call To Action: Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill SB3

Urgent Call To Action: Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill SB3

On April 21st, the PA Senate State Government committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 3 (Sen. Mike Folmer and Daylin Leach), a bill originally intended to legalize medical cannabis in PA. SB3 will go to the Senate Appropriations committee for a vote likely on May 4th, and could get a vote on the Senate floor soon […]

ACTION ALERT: Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMP)

ACTION ALERT: Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMP)

This action alert courtesy of our friends at the International Cannabis Business Conference: The Measure 91 Committee is starting to consider amendments that will severely impact the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. These amendments are being attached to Senate Bill 844. While the amendment contains some beneficial provisions for the OMMA, it unnecessarily restricts patient grow sites […]