Activism

No More War on People: I Am A Drug Policy Reformer

No More War on People: I Am A Drug Policy Reformer

I am a drug policy reform advocate. Despite being a medical marijuana patient, despite founding and editing one of the first medical marijuana trade journals in the Midwest–the now defunct Midwest Cultivator— and despite the fact that cannabis has played a dramatic role in healing my PTSD, I am not a “cannabis” or “weed” activist. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World at Psymposia Psychedelics Conference

Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World at Psymposia Psychedelics Conference

Psymposia – Envisioning a Post Prohibition World The snow has melted, spring is slowly regaining its grasp on life as flowers begin to bloom and people emerge from what has been one of the harshest winters ever in New England. It is fitting then, that an blossoming organization offers a springtime continuation of what the […]

ACLU: End Juvenile Solitary Confinement

ACLU: End Juvenile Solitary Confinement

Featured image courtesy: DianeDiamond.net My name is Kelly. I’m a student at Suffolk University and a passionate activist at the Student Alliance for Prison Reform, a nationwide network of university students working for prison reform. When I was a teenager I spent 7 months in prison. For the first time I was able to personally […]

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: Tipping Point May 8-9 FREE Conference Riverside, CA

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: Tipping Point May 8-9 FREE Conference Riverside, CA

Tipping Point 2015 is a free 2 day reentry law conference and community building forum for legal service providers, advocates, community members, and formerly incarcerated people. The first day of the conference will bring expert panelists with a focus on best practices and remedies available to help formerly incarcerated people overcome barriers to reentry. The second day […]

Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women

Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women

The saying goes “don’t judge a book by its cover” but Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women really is a beautiful book. What’s inside is pretty substantial as well because it covers the full spectrum of cannabis as women see it: healer, life amplifier and a perfect vehicle to preserve and achieve more freedom for […]