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Baby Boom Goes the Dynamite

Baby Boom Goes the Dynamite

I’m beginning to have a problem with the Baby Boomers. Beginning might be a soft term; I have had a problem with the Baby Boomers for a while. What I’m beginning to understand is what my problem is exactly. As part of a young generation swimming in the wake of a lot of messed-up decades, […]

What Is A Woman Worth?

What Is A Woman Worth?

PHOTO: Dyak women of Borneo, 1890 Bromance. Yeah, you know the word. A word that has gained such a following it now has a definition in the dictionary: Bro.mance (noun) a relationship or friendship between two men that is extremely close but does not involve sex. Having taken off in popularity these past few years, it leaves […]

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

I first met Mary Going while studying Business at Mills College. Mills is the first women’s college west of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded around the same time California became a state and has garnered a reputation for liberal progressivism; it produces intelligent women in many areas, particularly social justice and civil rights activism. […]

Cabinet Urges Obama To Respect Voters and Allow Taxation and Regulation of Marijuana

Cabinet Urges Obama To Respect Voters and Allow Taxation and Regulation of Marijuana

PHOTO: Jill Stein. Text provided by Green Shadow Cabinet Today, the Green Shadow Cabinet sent President Obama and others in the administration a report that recommends the federal government respect democracy and federalism by allowing implementation of laws that would regulate and tax marijuana in Washington and Colorado, as well as laws in 18 states and the District of Columbia that allow […]

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

PHOTO: San Francisco’s Apothecarium is located at 2095 Market Street in San Francisco. In the early 1990s, Dennis Peron opened the first medical marijuana dispensary on the corner of Church and Market in San Francisco’s historic Castro District, a cultural and political center for the world’s LGBT community as well as a hotbed for political civil rights […]

Why Have Most Of The Women I Have Met Been Sexually Abused?

Why Have Most Of The Women I Have Met Been Sexually Abused?

by Janelle Adamska Smoking to inhale, I try to remember to breathe. Not breathing=Not feeling. I’m really good at not breathing. See, when I was a kid I could just make myself stop, but I learned early the body is resilient and will force you to breathe again and again. Time passes and you’re back […]

We Need To Free Up Our Police To Fight Crime, Not the Drug War

We Need To Free Up Our Police To Fight Crime, Not the Drug War

PHOTO: SWAT raid in Lakewood, New Jersey “Why Cops Bust Down Doors of Medical Pot Growers, But Ignore Men Who Keep Naked Girls on Leashes” – so reads the title of an AlterNet article by Kristin Gwynne that made the social media rounds this week. The article explains the lure of asset forfeiture laws: why […]

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

Although women have served in leadership roles throughout our past, I believe our capabilities are still untapped, not just in drug policy reform, but in many other fields as well. The biggest roadblocks to women in leadership are not just placed on us by society, but by ourselves through our acceptance of the roles dealt […]

This Mom Wants Mother’s Day Every Day

This Mom Wants Mother’s Day Every Day

Throughout these past few weeks, I’ve been asked so many times what I wanted for Mother’s day, so I’ve come up with a few requests. Won’t you help make every day Mother’s Day? I hope: …we will be able to implement Good Samaritan laws, where people will no longer fear prosecution if they are a […]

A Short Talk With My Mom About Pot

A Short Talk With My Mom About Pot

I think my mother’s greatest trait is resiliency. At 88, she is a two time survivor of cancer, does yoga, water aerobics, dances with the stars and keeps an open mind. Me and my brothers named her Reefer Lady when we were kids. She needed a CB radio handle and had two refrigerators at home. […]