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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 […]

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

In a landmark vote on Wednesday, the PA Senate passed a limited medical marijuana bill that would provide some limited cannabis products to certain qualifying patients in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians suffering from epilepsy, seizure disorder, PTSD, MS and cancer patients will have limited access to medicinal cannabis products. Senators Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon) and Daylin […]

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 […]

How New Jersey Treats Patients: A Tragedy, in One Act, and One Scene

How New Jersey Treats Patients: A Tragedy, in One Act, and One Scene

PHOTO: Andrew Jackson . . SCENE: A small prison cell, with just a bunk bed, a toilet and a sink.  A prisoner, dressed in ill-fitting khaki shirt and pants, sits on the bed. He speaks: PRISONER:  Damn, here I am, locked up. And it’s all for using my medicine: marijuana. I flunked out of Drug Court and […]

Lindsey Rinehart: A Message To My Precious Boys

Lindsey Rinehart: A Message To My Precious Boys

Lindsey Rinehart is an activist from Idaho. On April 23, the state removed her children from her custody for three weeks. Read her story here. This letter is a message to her children to read in 15 years when they are adults, but really a message to all parents, moms and dads, who risk their […]

Lindsey Rinehart: “My Children Were Taken From Me Because I Am An Activist”

Lindsey Rinehart: “My Children Were Taken From Me Because I Am An Activist”

PHOTO: Lindsey Rinehart, left, and Sarah Caldwell, right, make an emotional plea for the return of their children from foster care. Laustin is celebrating his 11th birthday, it is almost 80 degrees outside and sunny at his house in Boise, Idaho and his friends are over for a pool party. They run in and out […]