georgia

Lady Business: Sharon Ravert of Peachtree NORML

Lady Business: Sharon Ravert of Peachtree NORML

Dahlonega, GA 2005: An eight member SWAT team comprised of a drug task force spent 4 hours in the early morning raiding Sharon Ravert’s family home, holding her family at gunpoint, arresting and cavity searching her 19-year-old daughter at the local sheriff’s office, then jailed her daughter for 2 days, and found only a bud […]

From Georgia to Colorado: My Medical Cannabis Journey

From Georgia to Colorado: My Medical Cannabis Journey

The first time I realized that cannabis is my medicine, I was on vacation in California. It was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime: starting in LA, driving up the Pacific Coast Highway, and staying in San Francisco for almost two weeks. Then my worst nightmare happened: I ran out of cannabis, ironically […]

GEORGIA 10/13: Rally in Support of Slain Grandfather Amid False Drug Claims

GEORGIA 10/13: Rally in Support of Slain Grandfather Amid False Drug Claims

Peachtree NORML will be holding a rally in support of the Hooks family on Monday October 13 in front of the Laurens County Courthouse in Dublin. For more information please see the event page here. When Teresa Hooks looked outside the craft room window of her Georgia home one night last week, she saw hooded […]

Grand Jury Fails to Bring Charges in Flash Bomb Incident; Cops Not Responsible

Grand Jury Fails to Bring Charges in Flash Bomb Incident; Cops Not Responsible

In a predictable but outrageous turn of events, the Georgia Grand Jury reviewing the botched raid earlier this year that left Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh’s face and torso severely damaged and burned decided that the police were not responsible for his injuries. For those not familiar with the case, the Habersham County SWAT team burst […]

Movement Within a Movement: the Ice Bucket Challenge and Cannabis Activism

Movement Within a Movement: the Ice Bucket Challenge and Cannabis Activism

Imagine, if you will, all the causes that you envision yourself standing behind. Imagine the passion, the determination, the endless hours, the research, the people, the patients, the veterans, the organizations, the countless kind souls trying to make a difference, the activists, the advocates and all the other aspects behind the scenes that it takes […]

More Than a “Bou Bou”: Why The Recent Flash Bomb Incident Demands Action

More Than a “Bou Bou”: Why The Recent Flash Bomb Incident Demands Action

Content Note: This article discusses horrific child injury and SWAT-style paramilitary raids. People want to believe that law enforcement officers’ sole objective is to protect and serve the citizens of the municipalities and jurisdictions they serve. Unfortunately, over the last decade, there has been a drastic shift in the nature of the police force in […]

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

PHOTO: K. Garbutt At the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws website, one can find state-by-state bills, laws, legal representation, current polls, research and other data. Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to […]

Reform Report: Second Annual Southern Cannabis Reform Conference in Atlanta

Reform Report: Second Annual Southern Cannabis Reform Conference in Atlanta

The 2nd annual Southern Cannabis Reform conference was held in Atlanta on March 22nd.  The South is often thought of as caboose of cannabis reform; however, there are still positive strides in reform being made in Georgia and though out the southern United States. Activists in the South face extreme social and political conservatism when […]