The War Isn’t Over

The DEA is Obsolete and Needs to be Dissolved or Overhauled

The DEA is Obsolete and Needs to be Dissolved or Overhauled

Many mainstream media outlets have been noting that Michelle Leonhart’s resignation from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) presents a perfect opportunity for real policy reform in the United States. Instead of appointing a new head who will blindly pursue the status quo of prohibition policies that have utterly failed, the new head of this agency […]

OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

Millennials are a generation of their own. They have been defined in about a hundred different ways from ‘entitled brats’ to ‘driven underdogs’. More members in the age bracket are living at home than ever before, likely as a result of crushing student debt and poor economic opportunities. Millennials are thought of as tech savvy, […]

No More War on People: I Am A Drug Policy Reformer

No More War on People: I Am A Drug Policy Reformer

I am a drug policy reform advocate. Despite being a medical marijuana patient, despite founding and editing one of the first medical marijuana trade journals in the Midwest–the now defunct Midwest Cultivator— and despite the fact that cannabis has played a dramatic role in healing my PTSD, I am not a “cannabis” or “weed” activist. […]

Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

For one of 4Front’s recent podcasts, I talked to medical professionals about the intersection of the healthcare and marijuana industries. After discussing the issues that medical professionals in the marijuana industry face, I wondered about the special case of pregnant women. What do marijuana business owners need to know about serving patients who also happen […]

Urgent Call To Action: Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill SB3

Urgent Call To Action: Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill SB3

On April 21st, the PA Senate State Government committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 3 (Sen. Mike Folmer and Daylin Leach), a bill originally intended to legalize medical cannabis in PA. SB3 will go to the Senate Appropriations committee for a vote likely on May 4th, and could get a vote on the Senate floor soon […]

ACTION ALERT: Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMP)

ACTION ALERT: Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMP)

This action alert courtesy of our friends at the International Cannabis Business Conference: The Measure 91 Committee is starting to consider amendments that will severely impact the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. These amendments are being attached to Senate Bill 844. While the amendment contains some beneficial provisions for the OMMA, it unnecessarily restricts patient grow sites […]

ACLU: End Juvenile Solitary Confinement

ACLU: End Juvenile Solitary Confinement

Featured image courtesy: DianeDiamond.net My name is Kelly. I’m a student at Suffolk University and a passionate activist at the Student Alliance for Prison Reform, a nationwide network of university students working for prison reform. When I was a teenager I spent 7 months in prison. For the first time I was able to personally […]

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: Tipping Point May 8-9 FREE Conference Riverside, CA

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: Tipping Point May 8-9 FREE Conference Riverside, CA

Tipping Point 2015 is a free 2 day reentry law conference and community building forum for legal service providers, advocates, community members, and formerly incarcerated people. The first day of the conference will bring expert panelists with a focus on best practices and remedies available to help formerly incarcerated people overcome barriers to reentry. The second day […]

Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women

Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women

The saying goes “don’t judge a book by its cover” but Mary Jane: The Complete Handbook for Women really is a beautiful book. What’s inside is pretty substantial as well because it covers the full spectrum of cannabis as women see it: healer, life amplifier and a perfect vehicle to preserve and achieve more freedom for […]