john dvorak

Cannabis Kids: Tiny Icons for the End of Prohibition

Cannabis Kids: Tiny Icons for the End of Prohibition

There are numerous reasons why the prohibition of cannabis is a colossal catastrophe:  thousands killed fighting over black market profits, millions arrested, decimating our minority communities, and billions in agribusiness lost because our farmers can’t grow hemp.  Sadly, these tragic circumstances seem to fall on deaf ears as far as the public and our policy […]

Remembering Cheryl Miller: Beloved Wife and Friend, Activist and Inspiration

Remembering Cheryl Miller: Beloved Wife and Friend, Activist and Inspiration

I first met Cheryl Miller and her husband, Jim, at the 2001 NORML convention in Washington, D.C.  While I had been a cannabis hemp activist for 10 years, meeting Cheryl profoundly changed my perspective.  She was a woman being wheeled around in a bed by Jim, and was unable to walk and barely able to […]

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? A Round-Up of Colloquialisms for Cannabis

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? A Round-Up of Colloquialisms for Cannabis

Why do you think they call it dope? There are a multitude of names for our favorite plant:  chronic, herb, indo, skunk, wacky tabacky, ganja, cheeba, salad, ‘dro, KGB, THC or OG.  Ancient Chinese, who cultivated cannabis hemp thousands of years ago, created a very simple symbol for it:  two plants hanging upside down in […]

Declaration of Hempdependence: Speech from the Boston Freedom Rally

Declaration of Hempdependence: Speech from the Boston Freedom Rally

  I want to thank MassCann/NORML for organizing the Boston Freedom Rally for the last 25 years.  Thank you for coming out today.  We are turning Reefer Madness into Reefer Gladness! We’re in Boston, the birthplace of the American Revolution, a war fought for freedom.  There’s another war going on and it’s the war on drugs.  Prohibition […]

Open Letter to President Obama – Legalize it!

Open Letter to President Obama – Legalize it!

Dear President Obama, Once upon a time, you campaigned against prohibition.  Sadly, you turned into a jaded politician that presided over more marijuana arrests than any other president.  You’ve turned hope into dope by acting like one when it comes to addressing it.  You came around on gay rights, and now it’s time to come […]

Past, tense? Future state!

Past, tense? Future state!

Note: This article is a transcription of a speech given by Cannabis Curriculum founder John Dvorak, which can be viewed here. It’s great to be back on Harry’s Hill!  I can tell we have a lot of free thinkers up here today. That’s why I want to talk to you about time travel.  Who wants […]

Cannabis Curriculum: John Dvorak’s Speech at Hartford, CT Global Marijuana March

Cannabis Curriculum: John Dvorak’s Speech at Hartford, CT Global Marijuana March

The following is John Dvorak’s speech at the Hartford (CT) Global Marijuana March: It’s great to be back in Hartford for the Global Marijuana March!   Why are we here today?  Some of us are here because we know medical marijuana is the safest and most effective medicine known to man.  Some of you love industrial […]

What Does 4/20 Mean to You? Ladybud Writers Reflect on April 20

What Does 4/20 Mean to You? Ladybud Writers Reflect on April 20

Susan Squibb: 4/20 is a holiday and 4/20 is a public protest. It is a day when people who appreciate cannabis go beyond their fear and out themselves by consuming in public. Yes, it is about getting high and feeling happy, but more importantly it is about letting go of fear and finding community. Dr. […]

LADY BUSINESS: Georgia Toons

LADY BUSINESS: Georgia Toons

I have enjoyed Georgia Peschel’s cannabis inspired cartoons for several years on Facebook and in numerous industry publications.  Her quirky sense of humor coupled with her adorably cute characters grab people’s attention while driving home the point that cannabis prohibition is a horribly failed social policy.  The following interview and accompanying “Georgia Toons” provide insight […]

Tip of the Spear: Cannabis Hemp History in the Making

Tip of the Spear: Cannabis Hemp History in the Making

Congratulations!  If you’re reading this, you’re one of the few people that actually gives an aeronautical intercourse about cannabis, hemp and it’s prohibition.  An overwhelmingly large swath of the population couldn’t care less about it.  Actually, they could care less and they will if we let them.  Fortunately, hardly a day goes by without news […]