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Cannabis Reform In Texas: An Educational Disconnect?

Cannabis Reform In Texas: An Educational Disconnect?

Is there a disconnection between the education and knowledge of cannabis-related issues by politicians, versus that of their constituents? After speaking with many individuals, both representatives and constituents, I found that not only is there a lack of basic knowledge, but the educational gap that exists between the two is a black hole, where most […]

Responsible Pot Use, Responsible Parenting: What’s The Problem?

Responsible Pot Use, Responsible Parenting: What’s The Problem?

By Keith Stroup, NORML Founder & Legal Counsel One of the policy areas in greatest need of reform involves the typical response of our child custody system in this country when they learn that a parent smokes marijuana; in all states today, including those that have legalized marijuana either for medical use or for all […]

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Myths about the Criminal Justice Field

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Myths about the Criminal Justice Field

Many people’s exposure to the criminal justice system is limited to what they see on television or what they experience first hand (often just traffic tickets). The reality of working in criminal justice is quite different than it appears on flashy procedural police dramas. Portland State University produced an interesting infographic about some of the […]

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Across the country, thousands of children are languishing in abusive prisons and jails. These youths are disproportionately African American and Latino. Most live in poverty. Many of these children were needlessly pushed out of school and into the juvenile justice system. But schools are just one entry point to the juvenile justice system – a […]

Signs You Might Be A Pot Mom Activist

Signs You Might Be A Pot Mom Activist

PHOTO CREDIT: Sabrina Fendrick/NORML • You don’t have a sitter for 420 festivities while working at the High Times Cannabis Cup for the NORML Women’s Alliance booth because the one you found got entered into the extract competition that same weekend. • There are no clean shirts in the dresser except manly square cut promo cannabis leaf t-shirts […]

Prisoner Re-entry: Ex-Convicts Need More Than Clemency

Prisoner Re-entry: Ex-Convicts Need More Than Clemency

There has been a lot of talk recently about prison crowding and clemency. We are past the point of debating if our country has a prison problem. The facts that we imprison one in 100 of our citizens, and that the “land of the free” is home to 5% of the world population and 25% of its prison […]

Common Sense Advice for Parents on How to Talk About Marijuana

Common Sense Advice for Parents on How to Talk About Marijuana

PHOTO: Mark Brannan Along with being an author and expert on open adoption, my dear friend Lori Lavendar Luz (Lori Holden) is a phenomenal mother and blogger! She writes about the daily joys and pains of parenting with love, common sense and and a big dose of humor. When she decided to address the issue of how to […]

LADY BUSINESS: Toni Fox of 3-D Cannabis Center

LADY BUSINESS: Toni Fox of 3-D Cannabis Center

Toni Fox is the owner of 3-D Cannabis Center, a medical marijuana center in Denver, Colorado. They’ve been operating for three years as a medical facility that was originally 10,000 square feet. They recently expanded and added another 8000 sq. ft. as they’re preparing for retail marijuana sales in January 1, 2014. Diane Fornbacher: How did you first get […]

Why I’m A Stripper

Why I’m A Stripper

Since writing about paying my student loan debt stripping, I have had many young women contact me either to tell me they don’t know why they don’t make money stripping or are concerned about how the economic recession is driving more women to strip to pay their student loans. I think we can all agree […]

Retired State Police Officer Leading Charge to End Drug Prohibition

Retired State Police Officer Leading Charge to End Drug Prohibition

PHOTO: Ed Roper Photography Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is a 5,000-member organization, with 75,000 public supporters, representing cops, judges, prosecutors, FBI/DEA agents and prison wardens who want to legalize and regulate all drugs after witnessing the horrors and injustices of the War on Drugs. Neill Franklin, LEAP’s Executive Director was in Philadelphia last week to speak […]