economy

The Underground, Part 4: A Review of Scholarly Literature About Women and Weed

The Underground, Part 4: A Review of Scholarly Literature About Women and Weed

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first article in the series can be viewed here,   the second installment can be viewed here and the third part […]

The Underground Part 2: A Review of Non-Scholarly Literature about Women in Weed

The Underground Part 2: A Review of Non-Scholarly Literature about Women in Weed

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first installment in the series can be read here. The majority of publicized information, discussion, and research regarding marijuana is […]

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 […]

Drug War Prisoners Helping America and Themselves: A Plan for Decarceration

Drug War Prisoners Helping America and Themselves: A Plan for Decarceration

By Nora Callahan There is something new in the wind, with regards to the old and brutal drug war. National leaders, including our President, have acknowledged that sentencing schemes of the last few decades brought us an era of mass incarceration. Admission of grave injustice is new and a welcome respite from the steady drum war beat. But polices – our laws […]

Activist Targeted And Beaten By DEA Agents Faces Charges Of Assault On Federal Officer

Activist Targeted And Beaten By DEA Agents Faces Charges Of Assault On Federal Officer

*In the interest of full transparency, it should be noted that the author was present during the raids covering the event for another media outlet. This is both a first-hand and researched account of the raid. Before 6am PST on April 2, 2012, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) raided […]

Our Run In With The Law: How A Local Cop Decided My Husband Was A Drug Kingpin

Our Run In With The Law: How A Local Cop Decided My Husband Was A Drug Kingpin

The definition of irony is when words are used to convey the opposite of their typical or literal meaning. It may also be what happened to my family on May 1st, 2013. My husband had stepped outside barefoot to play cops and robbers with a gaggle of squealing children: our infant son who was already […]

What You Can Do About Your Personal Role In Climate Change

What You Can Do About Your Personal Role In Climate Change

Most of us (you know who I’m talking about) aren’t in the conferences with the big names or in the research labs attacking the problem of climate change.  And with all the media attention it might look like global warming is too big and confusing for ordinary folks to do anything, even though we might […]