civil liberties

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 […]

POEM: Paradigm Shift

POEM: Paradigm Shift

This shifting paradigm After all the battles Afield have come To this new time Activists into entrepreneurs Others new to the game Some no concern for the battle Only the cash in hand We’re all mixed in together Suits khaki ties buttoned down Tie-dye jeans sandals Blazers sensible dresses Patent leather shoes Tomato farmers Cannabis […]

Pushing Back Against Pushing Back Against Marijuana

Pushing Back Against Pushing Back Against Marijuana

On the first day of the Fourth World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm this month, Kevin Sabet from Project SAM posted a slide that listed things that “we must push back against” when discussing marijuana legalization. Of the five bullet points, the third one stated “Marijuana Legalization = Social Justice.” What Sabet is asking is for […]

How Will Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Laws Affect Families?

How Will Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Laws Affect Families?

PHOTO: Lisa Williams, Creative Commons In May, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law historic legislation regulating the growth, sale, and use of the marijuana in the Rocky Mountain state, and several related bills have been signed or are expected to be signed.  In many ways they are excellent documents and should be celebrated as […]

Medical Marijuana Gets Complicated in Washington State

Medical Marijuana Gets Complicated in Washington State

 Recreational vs. Medicinal, Part 2 of a 2 part series on cannabis in Washington State During its signature drive and campaign, voters were told that I-502 would legalize cannabis and there would be no changes to the medical cannabis laws in Washington State.  This has proven to be untrue. To understand legalization’s impact on medical marijuana […]