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What’s Wrong with Teen Drug Education Programs And How To Fix Them

What’s Wrong with Teen Drug Education Programs And How To Fix Them

Marijuana is legal for adults to use in four states and the District of Columbia, and more jurisdictions are posed to join in the near future.  With this change, there is growing interest in how the new legal status of marijuana will affect children and teens. Washington’s I-502 campaign suggested that regulating marijuana would be more […]

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

If you haven’t seen the video coverage of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) grilling the drug czar’s chief deputy Michael Botticelli at Tuesday’s House Oversight Committee Hearing on marijuana policy, you should. The lines of questioning are similar to Rep. Cohen’s questioning last year of DEA Director […]

Advice For Pro-Marijuana Activist Moms

Advice For Pro-Marijuana Activist Moms

by Robin Schneider As a divorced mother with full custody of four wonderful children, being a pro-marijuana advocate is serious business. It takes dedication, discipline, courage and a lot of love to balance family and activism. It’s a fast paced life full of controversy and I must warn you–this life is not for everyone. When […]

Mothers Are Slightly Insane

Mothers Are Slightly Insane

PHOTO: My son and I, on his third birthday My mother was born in Mexico City in 1940. She attended an all-girls Catholic boarding school until she was 17-years-old. She was a child bride at 18, leaving her parents’ home to move in with my father, and had all her children before the age of […]

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 […]

War on Drugs Policy Reform: Time to Return the Peace to Peace Officer

War on Drugs Policy Reform: Time to Return the Peace to Peace Officer

In 1983, I was hired as a police officer in the community that I grew up in. If you had asked my friends, they would have said law enforcement was an unlikely professional choice for me, but I understood that it would not just challenge me personally, but that I could also make an impact […]