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Is Your Weed Covered?

Is Your Weed Covered?

by Valerie Vande Panne Will my health insurance cover medical marijuana? – BLUE CROSS, GREEN SHIELD “For MassHealth the answer is ‘No,’ ” Alec Loftus, communications director at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, tells the Phoenix. “Nothing in the law requires any health-insurance provider, or any government agency or authority, to reimburse any person for […]

Money is the Biggest Obstacle to Marijuana Legalization

Money is the Biggest Obstacle to Marijuana Legalization

Pot Smokers Need to Donate to End Prohibition There is one major obstacle stopping the full implementation of medical cannabis laws and the legalization of cannabis nationwide and it is not the Drug Enforcement Administration– It is money. Budget issues were the key factor in the success of the legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington, rather […]

Fuck Diets

Fuck Diets

Fuck Bethenny Frankel. She’s a stupid asshole. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, consider yourself a better person than me. That woman’s whole existence is ridiculous– her meteoric rise from the ranks of that toilet of a television show, the Real Housewives of New York to her current role as some sort of […]

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 […]