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Will 2016 Be the Year of Weed and Women?

Will 2016 Be the Year of Weed and Women?

As 2015 drew to a close, many of us did what we do each year at this time: reflect on the changes to our culture and personal lives that happened over the last year. 2015 was surprising in a lot of ways. It saw real, if biased, mainstream media attention focused on police brutality and […]

West Coast Election Results: Congrats to Alaska and Oregon!

West Coast Election Results: Congrats to Alaska and Oregon!

Election 2014 is finally over, and it looks like marijuana won pretty big at the polls! Although the medical marijuana proposal, Amendment 2, was defeated in Florida, almost every other ballot initiative related to cannabis passed. After a long night of tallying, the results from Alaska are mostly in, and the experts are calling it: […]

LEAP’s Bret Black Running for Utah House of Representatives

LEAP’s Bret Black Running for Utah House of Representatives

PHOTO: Utah State Capitol by Scott Catron The cannabis movement is growing far and wide, including the most conservative of places: Utah, where another candidate who supports whole plant cannabis reform has come forward.  Please take a moment to meet Bret Black, candidate for Utah House District 44 (Utah residents can find their home district here.) Bret is a […]

INTERVIEW: NA Poe, Cannabis Activist for Philadelphia City Council

INTERVIEW: NA Poe, Cannabis Activist for Philadelphia City Council

PHOTO: Rachael Friedmann Richard Tamaccio aka Nikki Allen Poe is a cannabis reform activist and founder of The Panic Hour, a Philadelphia comedy-slash-activism group that led monthly Smokedown Prohibition events at the Liberty Bell with PhillyNORML beginning in late 2012. His arrest at a Smokedown event in May 2013, subsequent incarceration, and continuing probation has […]

ELECTION DAY: The Immoderate Truth About Chris Christie

ELECTION DAY: The Immoderate Truth About Chris Christie

Research by Dae Alighieri, written by Dae Aligheri and Vanessa Waltz New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been touting a “record” of being moderate and bipartisan – and many folks are buying it – yet the opposite is true. With his sights set on the 2016 presidential election, it’s critical for voters to understand that […]

ELECTION DAY: Chris Christie is a Bully

ELECTION DAY: Chris Christie is a Bully

Chris Christie is a bully. Not a little bit of a bully, not a welterweight bully, but a consummate repeat offender career bully with an affinity for picking on people more deserving of respect than pretty much anyone else in America: public school teachers. Oh, and also veterans. And if I got into a discussion […]