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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 […]

Brave Mykayla Fundraiser

Brave Mykayla Fundraiser

    All photos courtesy of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe On Saturday, March 9,  the cannabis community rallied to help a sweet little girl with leukemia.  The World Famous Cannabis Cafe was decked out in pink and black with a fabulous dessert bar provided by Rabbithole Edibles. Madeline Martinez, owner of the cafe, and […]

Earl Wright, LAPD Officer, Wins $1.2 Million After Enduring Vulgar Racial Harassment Within Department

Earl Wright, LAPD Officer, Wins $1.2 Million After Enduring Vulgar Racial Harassment Within Department

LOS ANGELES – A black LA police officer was awarded $1.2 million by a jury Tuesday for being the target of vulgar racial harassment by a white supervisor and other officers. Officer Earl Wright, a 23-year LAPD veteran, alleged that the department did not take his complaints seriously, which caused him to be hospitalized and […]

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, […]

What’s So Gross About Eating Horses?

What’s So Gross About Eating Horses?

Forgive me. I gave up eating red meat over a decade ago. It’s not a sentiment widely understood in the meat lovers’ haven that is Kansas City. Okay. I still eat some fish and I still eat some foul. And I’m not criticizing anyone for their love of steak and bacon. I just personally decided […]

What the Nudity Ban Means for San Francisco

What the Nudity Ban Means for San Francisco

On February 1, the City of San Francisco officially banned public nudity except during special events like Folsom Street Fair and Bay to Breakers. Nude activists who have protested the ban have been cited and arrested since its passage. House of Representatives Minority Leader and San Franciscan Nancy Pelosi, who was a strong proponent of […]

Reefer Madness Redux: If You Smoke It, You Will Become Addicted!

Reefer Madness Redux: If You Smoke It, You Will Become Addicted!

In recent weeks, we have seen a shift in how drug war proponents are talking about marijuana. No longer able to convince the public that people who use marijuana should go to jail, they are singing a new tune; they should all go to treatment. This is a shift we have seen before. When marijuana […]

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 […]

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 […]