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Small Government Means Ending Prohibition: A Letter to Rand Paul

Small Government Means Ending Prohibition: A Letter to Rand Paul

Dear Sen. Rand Paul, I was reading the Huffington Post the other day and an article written by Matt Ferner had mentioned that you had submitted Amendment 3630 to Sen. John Walsh’s (D-Mont.) jobs bill on July 24th. For being a Senator with such a stout stance on limiting the size of government you surprised […]

LEAP’s Bret Black Running for Utah House of Representatives

LEAP’s Bret Black Running for Utah House of Representatives

PHOTO: Utah State Capitol by Scott Catron The cannabis movement is growing far and wide, including the most conservative of places: Utah, where another candidate who supports whole plant cannabis reform has come forward.  Please take a moment to meet Bret Black, candidate for Utah House District 44 (Utah residents can find their home district here.) Bret is a […]

INTERVIEW: NA Poe, Cannabis Activist for Philadelphia City Council

INTERVIEW: NA Poe, Cannabis Activist for Philadelphia City Council

PHOTO: Rachael Friedmann Richard Tamaccio aka Nikki Allen Poe is a cannabis reform activist and founder of The Panic Hour, a Philadelphia comedy-slash-activism group that led monthly Smokedown Prohibition events at the Liberty Bell with PhillyNORML beginning in late 2012. His arrest at a Smokedown event in May 2013, subsequent incarceration, and continuing probation has […]

Cops Issued Weapons Of Harm Reduction, Not War, In Quincy, MA

Cops Issued Weapons Of Harm Reduction, Not War, In Quincy, MA

I have had the privilege to present alongside the illustrious Judge Jim Gray many times  in the last several years. When he speaks, he uses the acronym PNWAWA R&C (Prohibition Never Works as Well as Regulation and Control) as a solution to managing America’s national drug policy. In his recent article, Judge Gray captures some of the […]

Gay Rights & Marijuana Activist Jay Lassiter: “Let’s Make Weed Sexy”

Gay Rights & Marijuana Activist Jay Lassiter: “Let’s Make Weed Sexy”

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher In 2009, lame-duck New Jersey Governor John Corzine (D) signed bills from the legislature both allowing same-sex marriage and medical marijuana in the state, knowing full well when incoming Republican Governor Chris Christie took office, he would veto both. “As a state, New Jersey is one of the hardest battlegrounds because it […]

Dear San Francisco…

Dear San Francisco…

Dear San Francisco, I love you. I do, honestly. You’re filled with the bizarre and the fantastical. You have the magic so many other cities wish they could have. I also hate you. Strongly, emphatically, and with the same passion with which I love you. I love that your reputation precedes you. I love that […]