End the Drug War

Psymposia’s Amherst 2015 Conference: Envisioning a Post Prohibition World

Psymposia’s Amherst 2015 Conference: Envisioning a Post Prohibition World

Psymposia presents: “Envisioning a Post Prohibition World” Conference April 17-19, 2015 Amherst, MA This conference will also be availble online: psymposia.com   Imagine the world without a drug war. What are the challenges? What’s possible? Find out on the weekend of April 17-19 when Psymposia hosts a new kind of drug conference in the brand new […]

Prohibition and Human Trafficking in the UK: Slaves Growing Weed?

Prohibition and Human Trafficking in the UK: Slaves Growing Weed?

Earlier this month, a story broke but received very little attention: the UK cannabis supply, much of which officials believe is grown by domestic crime gangs, is often handled and grown by victims of human trafficking, given no choice in the matter. The gangs may steal their paperwork, essentially making it impossible for the workers […]

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Sabrina pictured at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO – PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine I met Sabrina Fendrick in 2010 when we were on the NORML Women’s Alliance Steering Committee. She’s a spitfire and cannot help but to contribute to making the world a better place through drug policy reform with a strong focus on […]

INTERVIEW: Dr. Mitch Earleywine

INTERVIEW: Dr. Mitch Earleywine

PHOTO: Dr. Earleywine giving a TED talk. All photos courtesy of Dr. Mitch Earleywine We caught up with Dr. Mitch Earleywine, Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University at Albany, State University of New York and newly elected Chair of the Executive Board at NORML. He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical […]

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 […]

The Pathos Of The War On Drugs

The Pathos Of The War On Drugs

As a criminal defense lawyer, a great deal of my practice involves the defense of those who are caught up in the injustice of the Drug War. Even after three decades of drug defense, I am daily stricken by the futility, absurdity and unfairness of this monumental blunder, especially with respect to marijuana.  Recently, I […]