Mother;s Day

Poetry: single mom or standard of living

Poetry: single mom or standard of living

single mom or standard of living in the days when you were new we had the best intentions we drove all air-conditioned never a window cracked the slightest soothing music and long drives to lull your spirited self to sleep never mind the price of gas the mileage whatever made you drift and if i […]

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

Although women have served in leadership roles throughout our past, I believe our capabilities are still untapped, not just in drug policy reform, but in many other fields as well. The biggest roadblocks to women in leadership are not just placed on us by society, but by ourselves through our acceptance of the roles dealt […]

This Mom Wants Mother’s Day Every Day

This Mom Wants Mother’s Day Every Day

Throughout these past few weeks, I’ve been asked so many times what I wanted for Mother’s day, so I’ve come up with a few requests. Won’t you help make every day Mother’s Day? I hope: …we will be able to implement Good Samaritan laws, where people will no longer fear prosecution if they are a […]

A Short Talk With My Mom About Pot

A Short Talk With My Mom About Pot

I think my mother’s greatest trait is resiliency. At 88, she is a two time survivor of cancer, does yoga, water aerobics, dances with the stars and keeps an open mind. Me and my brothers named her Reefer Lady when we were kids. She needed a CB radio handle and had two refrigerators at home. […]

This Mother’s Day, Moms, Cops and Docs Call To End the Drug War

This Mother’s Day, Moms, Cops and Docs Call To End the Drug War

During my time as a criminal justice professional, I was reminded to adopt strategies that helped my agency to be more effective. A term we adopted is a military expression called a “force multiplier” which is “a factor that dramatically increases (hence “multiplies”) the effectiveness of an item or group.” During my journey through activism […]