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Legalization is the Only Route to “Compassionate Care”

Legalization is the Only Route to “Compassionate Care”

Limiting cannabis legalization to just medical use is a really bad idea. Not only does it hurt countless “unqualified” patients who can’t otherwise gain any quality of life, it violates our basic human rights by denying us access to this safe, nutritional, healing, versatile textile plant. Maybe it’s because I am not just a patient […]

Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

Each year New Jersey sends about 22,0000 people to jail for smoking pot.  Waging such a punitive drug policy is costly: annually we spend $127,000,000 clogging up our jails and legal system in the name of marijuana prohibition. But put those eye-popping numbers aside for a second.  Also, try to forget the racial disparity in pot […]

Medical Marijuana Legislation in Pennsylvania: One Patient’s Testimony

Medical Marijuana Legislation in Pennsylvania: One Patient’s Testimony

Editor’s Note: SB1182, the Compassionate Use of Cannabis Act, has been placed in the hands of the Senate Law & Justice Committee. There will be a hearing for the bill on Tuesday, January 28th, where legislators will consider commentary from doctors, researchers, patients, and other experts on the subject. The following is one Pennsylvania resident’s […]

Why the [Pot Pun] Super Bowl Matters

Why the [Pot Pun] Super Bowl Matters

PHOTO: Jeramey Jannene, Creative Commons It’s with a heavy heart that I write this. My commenting on sports at all except the obligatory “Go Mizzou” is pretty laughable. I’m no athlete – aside from tailgating, dumb hats, cheerleaders, and local pride I don’t find the concussions, play-by-play commenting, “start-and-stoppiness,” or the needless Gatorade dumping football […]

The Price of Marijuana in Colorado

The Price of Marijuana in Colorado

In the midst of celebrating the first legal recreational marijuana sales in the US in nearly 100 years, there seems to be an awful lot of bitching about the price of legal weed. For every celebratory post on my Facebook news feed, there are at least two critical posts: photos of receipts from adult use […]

Know Your Heroes: Nora Callahan Of Drug War Prisoner Rights Group The November Coalition (TNC)

Know Your Heroes: Nora Callahan Of Drug War Prisoner Rights Group The November Coalition (TNC)

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine The November Coalition (TNC), a charitable nonprofit education foundation that has worked to end drug war injustice since 1997. The following is a speech that TNC’s Executive Director Nora Callahan delivered in June of that same year at the First International Drug Peace Day Rally in San Francisco, California. It is as important […]

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Recently, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg of “Lean In” fame came under fire (again) for being an out-of-touch opportunist. Despite its founder being worth an estimated $400 million, someone from the “Lean In” organization posted an ad for an unpaid intern. Thinking about the absurdity of a young woman providing unpaid help to an organization founded by […]