ending the war on drugs

Oregon Senator Files Federal Bill S. 420 for Federal Legalization

Oregon Senator Files Federal Bill S. 420 for Federal Legalization

In a move that seems to have at least some support among federal politicians, Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, filed a proposal for the legalization of cannabis under the number 420 on Thursday, February 7th, 2019. While the tactic may feel like a gimmick, S. 420 has language that could deschedule cannabis and […]

Families Against Mandatory Minimums Lauds California’s Proposition 47

Families Against Mandatory Minimums Lauds California’s Proposition 47

Given that their name is essentially their mission statement, it should come as little surprise that the organization Families Against Mandatory Minimums(FAMM) is approving of California’s recent passage of Proposition 47, a law which reduced penalties for common drug and theft crimes. Founded in 1991 by Julie Stewart, FAMM has been fighting for the reform […]

Joseph McNamara, Retired San Jose Police Chief Who Fought to End Drug War, Dies at 79

Joseph McNamara, Retired San Jose Police Chief Who Fought to End Drug War, Dies at 79

Joseph McNamara died last Friday, September 19th, 2014, at the age of 79. He was survived by his wife and three children. Joseph McNamara was one of the original anti-drug-war warriors. He began his career in law enforcement in 1956, working as a beat cop for the New York City Police Department. He rose in […]

Lady Business: The Cannabis Global Initiative

Lady Business: The Cannabis Global Initiative

While cannabis businesses are still very cutting-edge and in some places, legally gray, there are some very intelligent, experienced, and passionate people who are openly working in the cannabis industry. As legal markets have developed, more educated professionals are becoming involved in the cannabis world. Many of these individuals never go anywhere near cannabis¬† or […]