Activism

An Open Letter to Those Who Oppose Cannabis Clothes

An Open Letter to Those Who Oppose Cannabis Clothes

When a friend posted this piece about cannabis clothes on Facebook that originally appeared at the blog for Pick & Mix Seeds, I began formulating a response by the time I reached the end of the first paragraph. The story in question is actually an open letter “to those who wear cannabis clothes” and it really […]

#ComingOutGreen Campaign: Meet Green Flower Media

#ComingOutGreen Campaign: Meet Green Flower Media

Over the last few weeks, the name Green Flower Media has come up a lot (and for good reason). They are the company behind the #ComingOutGreen campaign to end the social stigma of cannabis. They have been directly endorsed and promoted by NORML. They have produced a series of Green Flower Reports such as “The […]

Top Five Lessons I’ve Learned From Burning

Top Five Lessons I’ve Learned From Burning

PHOTO CREDIT: Mike Alberghini Burner doesn’t only refer someone who smokes pot. The term burner has been applied to those who attend Burning Man or its related events. Burning Man is a counterculture festival that operates as a Temporary Autonomous Zone, or T.A.Z., which strives to escape the normal expectations of society in order to reconnect with […]

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 […]

Connect the Dots in Connecticut with Cannabis

Connect the Dots in Connecticut with Cannabis

The following is an excerpt of a speech John Dvorak gave at the Hartford, Connecticut HempCT Marijuana Awareness Event: We all owe our presence here today to one person who’s worked tirelessly and countless hours organizing, planning, cajoling, lining up the speakers, the vendors, the sponsors and working with the city of Hartford to get the […]

Ladybud Interview with National Cannabis Patients Wall’s Dana M. Arvidson

Ladybud Interview with National Cannabis Patients Wall’s Dana M. Arvidson

The National Cannabis Patient’s Wall is an advocacy and visibility-based organization, whose primary focus is to help humanize medical cannabis by showing how many people around the world use it (and what they use cannabis to treat). Their primary source of communication with members of the wall is via Facebook, within the 17,000+ strong (and […]

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 […]

OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

Millennials are a generation of their own. They have been defined in about a hundred different ways from ‘entitled brats’ to ‘driven underdogs’. More members in the age bracket are living at home than ever before, likely as a result of crushing student debt and poor economic opportunities. Millennials are thought of as tech savvy, […]