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Rethinking the Old “First Trimester Rules”

Rethinking the Old “First Trimester Rules”

PHOTO CREDIT: Toni Agosta ~ Shutterboxx Photography of Diane Fornbacher  DISCLAIMER: Though we encourage all women to think for themselves when it comes to their own bodies and child-rearing, please know that if you choose to consume cannabis during pregnancy and test positive for it, the law may get involved through your healthcare provider if […]

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

Photos by Angela Bacca unless otherwise noted.  Is it embarrassing in this day and age to say that I really didn’t know who Jane Klein was besides being the wife of a world famous cannabis botanist? I, like most cannabis enthusiasts am familiar with her husband, Ed Rosenthal. For about forty years, Ed’s been a […]

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Make no mistake about it, I am an introvert. I like to read, write and watch old television shows by myself. My husband often complains that I hole up in my room, ignoring the whole family. This may be true. This is because I am an introvert and I crave solitude. However, when I watched […]

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 […]