Activism

Rethinking the Old “First Trimester Rules”

Rethinking the Old “First Trimester Rules”

PHOTO CREDIT: Toni Agosta ~ Shutterboxx Photography of Diane Fornbacher  DISCLAIMER: Though we encourage all women to think for themselves when it comes to their own bodies and child-rearing, please know that if you choose to consume cannabis during pregnancy and test positive for it, the law may get involved through your healthcare provider if […]

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

Photos by Angela Bacca unless otherwise noted.  Is it embarrassing in this day and age to say that I really didn’t know who Jane Klein was besides being the wife of a world famous cannabis botanist? I, like most cannabis enthusiasts am familiar with her husband, Ed Rosenthal. For about forty years, Ed’s been a […]

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Make no mistake about it, I am an introvert. I like to read, write and watch old television shows by myself. My husband often complains that I hole up in my room, ignoring the whole family. This may be true. This is because I am an introvert and I crave solitude. However, when I watched […]

A Few Good Cops Against The War on Drugs

A Few Good Cops Against The War on Drugs

So what’s a nice girl like me writing in a place like this? Just as my high school friends were amazed that I became a police officer, my police officer friends were equally as surprised when, in 2010, I started speaking for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and why I chose to do so. What […]

War of the Womb

War of the Womb

The Jim Crow fueled Drug War has produced at least one pernicious effect that does not get enough attention in many of our discussions.  Pregnant women, especially low-income women of color, are the object of scrutiny by purported child protection agencies. While a white, upper class woman may not be scrutinized through urine screens during pregnancy, […]

CommunityCann

CommunityCann

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. -Cesar Chavez CommunityCann advocates and inspires community service, community resource and community education by encouraging growth with positive principles like […]

Her Name Was Rachel Hoffman

Her Name Was Rachel Hoffman

Rachel Hoffman was young. Oh, she was so very young. And like many young people, she smoked some marijuana and occasionally used ecstasy. She might have even dealt both on a small scale. She had just completed her bachelor’s degree early, in psychology and criminology with a B average at  Florida State University, not an easy […]

Tunisian Preacher Calls For Execution Of Topless Female Activist Amina Tyler

Tunisian Preacher Calls For Execution Of Topless Female Activist Amina Tyler

Feminist group FEMEN is calling for a “topless revolution” in Tunisia after a Muslim preacher said he wanted a girl stoned to death because she posted a topless photo of herself on Facebook. Amina Tyler, 19, posted a photo of herself without a top on and with the words “My body belongs to me” written in Arabic across […]

War on Drugs Policy Reform: Time to Return the Peace to Peace Officer

War on Drugs Policy Reform: Time to Return the Peace to Peace Officer

In 1983, I was hired as a police officer in the community that I grew up in. If you had asked my friends, they would have said law enforcement was an unlikely professional choice for me, but I understood that it would not just challenge me personally, but that I could also make an impact […]

Ladies, Let’s Keep Our Clothes On ‘Til It’s Legal

Ladies, Let’s Keep Our Clothes On ‘Til It’s Legal

By Isabelle Farmer Does a woman’s role in cannabis change where medical and adult use differences occur? This poses an interesting point for debate, as women define their role in the cannabis industry and movement. There are a growing number of women who are playing active and vital roles in ending cannabis prohibition and developing […]