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The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

In general, most people will readily recognize that driving under the influence of a controlled substance with mind-altering effects will impact their ability to drive. However, acknowledging that potential impairment does not prevent people from getting behind the wheel after they had a couple of glasses of wine or down two muscle relaxants. Given that […]

Chicago Public Housing Bans Legal Cannabis Use

Chicago Public Housing Bans Legal Cannabis Use

When Illinois changed its laws to legalize recreational cannabis use, it was a major boon to the residents of the state. Fewer taxpayer dollars will go toward prohibition, and the potential for a new industry and all the jobs that come with it is there. Unfortunately, quite a few people won’t receive any of the […]

50 Women Freed Early from Oklahoma Prisons This Week

50 Women Freed Early from Oklahoma Prisons This Week

The United States leads the world in incarcerations, and the cost of keeping so many people locked up has taken a toll on our country and our communities. Many states across the country have had to start getting creative with how to handle their prison populations. In some states, inmates have been forced to share […]

Legal Cannabis Road Trips Could Mean Criminal Charges

Legal Cannabis Road Trips Could Mean Criminal Charges

The news that a nearby state has legalized marijuana often leads to people excitedly planning a road trip with their friends. After all, what better way to celebrate legalization than by partaking yourself? Staying at a hotel with friends and shopping at a dispensary for the first time could be a very relaxing, if somewhat […]

New Bill Shows What Mexico’s Legalization Could Look Like

New Bill Shows What Mexico’s Legalization Could Look Like

Mexican lawmakers finally revealed the potential language of their cannabis legalization bill. This long-awaited online publication came after the Mexican Supreme Court ruled not once but five times that the prohibition of cannabis in Mexico is unconstitutional. While some people call the passage of a now-pending bill to legalize cannabis merely a formality, it is […]

Chicago Could Pass a Law Decriminalizing Plant Entheogens

Chicago Could Pass a Law Decriminalizing Plant Entheogens

On October 16th, 2019, Chicago’s Committee on Health and Human Relations took a very bold step: they unanimously passed a resolution that could decriminalize entheogenic plants and fungi. The resolution is the result of work by Decriminalize Nature, and it could help spread the recent trend of decriminalizing entheogens to the Midwest. Of course, this […]

Atatiana Jefferson, Killed in Her Own Home, Deserves Justice

Atatiana Jefferson, Killed in Her Own Home, Deserves Justice

Atatiana Jefferson was a loving aunt, who at 28 was happy to spend her Friday night at home with her eight-year-old nephew, Zion, playing Call of Duty so enthusiastically that she totally lost track of time. It was so hot in Texas this last weekend, so Atatiana Jefferson left her doors open. In a move […]

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 […]

Helping Reduce the Human Cost of Cannabis Prohibition in Georgia

Helping Reduce the Human Cost of Cannabis Prohibition in Georgia

Peachtree NORML, which operates out of Georgia, is helping to raise funds for expungement and reform efforts through Reform Georgia. Expungement efforts are critical because the criminal process for cannabis offenders often isn’t very fair, and the consequences of a victimless crime can last a lifetime. The more you know about cannabis, the more obvious […]

Could Pennsylvania Regulate Cannabis Like Alcohol?

Could Pennsylvania Regulate Cannabis Like Alcohol?

Legalizing recreational and even medical cannabis is a process that seems to strain the capabilities of state governments. For one reason or another, most states have struggled to create and implement a working regulatory framework and rollout both medical and recreational cannabis legalization. Even in states that have managed to hit their own deadlines, many […]