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THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Uncounted Casualties- The Drug War’s Hidden Collateral Damage

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Uncounted Casualties- The Drug War’s Hidden Collateral Damage

PHOTO: Arohasilouettes, Etsy.com. Good news. A dear friend of mine, who prefers to remain anonymous, just got word from her doctor that she is cancer-free, which is a rather astonishing fact given that 18 months ago she was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer and told her survival odds were less than 10%. Even more […]

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Being My Brother’s Keeper

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Being My Brother’s Keeper

My life has been defined by a series of phone calls, both good and bad. I have always been able to discern these life-changing moments based on the time of the call. In my experience, whether or not I initiated the call, no good news comes after midnight or before the sun rises. Sunday, March […]

What’s Missing From the Gun Control Debate

What’s Missing From the Gun Control Debate

When I think of the children in Newtown, Connecticut who were senselessly and viciously shot and killed, I think about the birthdays they will never have, the graduations they will never have and the beautiful lives that will never manifest in the way they should have.  I try not to think about Adam Lanza a […]

4/20: Civil Disobedience & Marijuana Reform – Philly Smokes Out Prohibition

4/20: Civil Disobedience & Marijuana Reform – Philly Smokes Out Prohibition

Every month, in collaboration with the Philadelphia-based podcast Panic Hour, PhillyNORML hosts Smokedown Prohibition, which is an educational rally capped with an act of civil disobedience or the more affectionate and apropos term: “moment of cannabis reflection” at 4:20 p.m. Held in Philadelphia’s designated free speech zone at 5th and Market, the event is coordinated, peaceful and […]

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: My Friend Frank

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: My Friend Frank

My friend Frank was smart, funny, handsome, successful, and addicted to cocaine. Santa Fe is a small town where everyone knows everyone, and everyone knew Frank. When I ran into Frank in a restaurant or at a reggae club, as happened nearly every week in our small town, he’d run up to me and embrace […]

It’s Time To Legalize All Drugs, Not Just Marijuana

It’s Time To Legalize All Drugs, Not Just Marijuana

PHOTO: Aftermath of an alcohol-prohibition era mob hit in Los Angeles, circa 1933. For the first time, the majority of Americans believe marijuana should be legal. In fact, it has not only just become a majority belief, it’s become trendy to talk about—marijuana legalization is probably the only topic that can really bridge the conservative-liberal […]

High & Hungry: Vegan Chickn Salad with Seared Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms

High & Hungry: Vegan Chickn Salad with Seared Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms

Not everyone craves sweets when they get high. Personally, I crave veggies when I am high, yes veggies. Part of the magic of the the stoner munchie is that marijuana gives you the ability to really notice and appreciate textures, not just flavors. The first time I got high I tripped out pretty hard on […]

4/21: NORML Women’s Alliance Wake & Bake

4/21: NORML Women’s Alliance Wake & Bake

  Republished with special permission from Weedist. The NORML Women’s Alliance  is hosting a Wake-N-Bake to celebrate the launch of their new foundation. Set for Sunday, April 21st, 2013 in Denver Colorado, the event promises the opportunity to network with some of the nation’s leading movers and shakers in the marijuana law reform movement. Denver is the hot spot […]

I Break the Law To Treat My Epileptic Child With Cannabis

I Break the Law To Treat My Epileptic Child With Cannabis

By Emma Farmer Due to the content of this article, some names have been changed, including the author’s.  Jeremy & Maggie Maggie doesn’t tell many people the whole story. She is a vocal supporter of medical marijuana, but telling the truth, the whole truth, about the most important person in her life is just too […]

I’m So Angry!

I’m So Angry!

I’m angry. Not at you. Well, maybe it is at you. But it’s not just you. It’s everything. I believe that everyone has a default emotion. Some people are naturally happy. Take a shit in their water glass and they’ll call it chocolate milk, or gravy, or whatever the expression is. Some people tend to […]