The War Isn’t Over

Nearing The End Of Cannabis Prohibition, Please Don’t Forget About The Pot POWs

Nearing The End Of Cannabis Prohibition, Please Don’t Forget About The Pot POWs

At the precipice of ending cannabis prohibition in America and replacing it with logical alternatives—such as taxing and regulating cannabis for the benefit of society—please don’t forget about America’s prisoners of the War on Drugs, the longest running war in U.S. history, particularly the prisoners of the battle against marijuana. Currently, there are an estimated […]

Lindsey Rinehart: “My Children Were Taken From Me Because I Am An Activist”

Lindsey Rinehart: “My Children Were Taken From Me Because I Am An Activist”

PHOTO: Lindsey Rinehart, left, and Sarah Caldwell, right, make an emotional plea for the return of their children from foster care. Laustin is celebrating his 11th birthday, it is almost 80 degrees outside and sunny at his house in Boise, Idaho and his friends are over for a pool party. They run in and out […]

In The Shadow Of Iraq: A Veteran’s Battle With PTSD

In The Shadow Of Iraq: A Veteran’s Battle With PTSD

Reposted with special permissions from Etc. Magazine, photos courtesy of Jacob Davis by Jacob Davis On March 19th, the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq–I woke up late again with a soggy T-shirt, courtesy of the racing thoughts and bad dreams which always prevent me from getting much rest. There never is any rest for the […]

Power Walking Suburban Moms Love To Puff Before Exercising

Power Walking Suburban Moms Love To Puff Before Exercising

Janey*, age 47, and Amanda*, age 42, recently contacted Ladybud Magazine and invited us out for a quick power walk in their upper middle class, suburban Philadelphia neighborhood to talk about their cannabis use. Janey’s two children, a boy and a girl, are 7 and 10. Amanda has one tween-aged daughter. Both women are professionally […]

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 […]

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 […]

To Give or Take a Flower: Life in Prison

To Give or Take a Flower: Life in Prison

The tension was high and the air stale, somehow this all seemed very ritualistic and business as usual, likely because it was. An average height man with shaggy hair and an unkempt face sat still and anxious as the defendant; the room, in agony, awaited the jury’s consensus. Their deliberation: Guilty A sick and gruesome […]

Medical Marijuana Activism & Parenting: Risky Business

Medical Marijuana Activism & Parenting: Risky Business

PHOTO Courtesy of Idaho Three on Facebook: Medical Marijuana Activist Mother and Patient Lindsey Rinehart of Compassionate Idaho one week after her children were kidnapped by the state Being a mom is hard enough. Being an activist mom is even more difficult. Combine parenting with drug policy reform activism while being a cannabis-medicating patient and […]

IDAHO: Children of Marijuana Activists Seized

IDAHO: Children of Marijuana Activists Seized

Note: this is a developing story, please continue to check back for updates… Lindsey and Josh Rinehart were traveling with their friend Sarah Caldwell on a trip through the mountain and had just reached a point where they could receive cell reception when panicked texts from their shared babysitter that the authorities were taking their children started coming in […]

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Prohibition Cannot Cure Addiction

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Prohibition Cannot Cure Addiction

PHOTO: My friend Scott Cohen at prom, 11 year’s before his death. by Tom Donohue Scott Cohen was my best friend in high school. He was the instigator within our small band of misfits, and we had been through many adventures together, from working on our cars, to going on road trips, flying to Daytona […]