cannabis prohibition

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

The Pot: These are five of the many books that lay the foundation for educated activist to become the most informed, persuasive, and entertaining persuaders they can be. The Marijuana Conviction (Richard Bonnie and Charles Whitebread): Here’s the detailed story of cannabis prohibition in all its racist, ignorant splendor. Nobody provides the historical context to […]

Feds Won’t Stop Native Americans  Growing, Selling Pot in Sovereign Tribal Territories

Feds Won’t Stop Native Americans Growing, Selling Pot in Sovereign Tribal Territories

Yesterday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a dramatic departure from standing cannabis prohibition policy: as long as they comply with federal guidelines put in place for states with recreational cannabis legalization or medical marijuana programs, Native American tribes can grow and sell cannabis on their sovereign territories (also referred to as reservations). Mirroring the 2013 […]

Show-Me Cannabis Repeal Day Party

Show-Me Cannabis Repeal Day Party

  Friday, December 5th, is the anniversary of the day that alcohol prohibition was repealed in 1933. This year, Show-Me Cannabis is hosting a Repeal Day Party, in the hopes that celebrating the end of one socially destructive prohibition will help speed up the end of modern cannabis prohibition. Ladybud readers in the St. Louis, […]

New York City Decriminalization of Cannabis Begins Today

New York City Decriminalization of Cannabis Begins Today

Beginning today, November 19th, 2014, the possession of 25 grams of less of cannabis in the city of New York, New York will be punishable by a court summons instead of arrest and a misdemeanor charge. For a city long notorious for its racially biased stop and frisk practices, this shift in policy could be […]

Want to Decrease BHO Explosions? Legalize Cannabis Extracts!

Want to Decrease BHO Explosions? Legalize Cannabis Extracts!

The headlines are rather inflammatory: “Police:Marijuana Wax Can Be Explosive,” “Hash Oil Lab Fires A Growing, Explosive Threat In Contra Costa County,” and even the simple “Hash Oil Explosion Leaves at Least 2 Critically Burned.” The fear-mongering about hash oil explosions has been going on for a while, but the tone remains as hysterical as […]

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

You made history voting Yes on 64 in 2012. Here’s why you should vote No on 67 in 2014. Colorado voters made headlines at the polls two years ago when the passage of ballot initiative Amendment 64 made recreational marijuana legal for adults over the age of 21. The vote heralded a new era in […]

Illegal Medicine: The Struggle of A Southern Medical Marijuana Activist

Illegal Medicine: The Struggle of A Southern Medical Marijuana Activist

I find it surreal, this world I live in…a world that feels like a dream of how the future is not supposed to be. Ours is a world full of people who are suffering, living with pain that could be eased by a plant… a simple, beautiful flower. But they may not be allowed to […]

The New York Times Wants Cannabis Legalized

The New York Times Wants Cannabis Legalized

Talk about front-page news: The New York Times published an article this Saturday entitled “Repeal Prohibition Again.” The article is significant for a number of reasons. Most importantly, it calls for total legalization of cannabis, cannabis manufacture, and cannabis retail sales for adult consumers. Citing concerns about the development of adolescent brains, the article suggests […]

Parents 4 Pot Takes on CA Cannabis Politics

Parents 4 Pot Takes on CA Cannabis Politics

Parents 4 Pot, a non-profit mutual benefit organization based in California, has a clear mission to end cannabis prohibition policies that result in the destruction of families and decimate poor and minority communities. We are dismayed that the California Police Chiefs Association and the California League of Cities are using their lobbying muscle in Sacramento […]