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Philadelphia Decriminalization Already Paying Dividends in First Month

Philadelphia Decriminalization Already Paying Dividends in First Month

On October 20, 2014, the City of Philadelphia enacted an ordinance that authorized City of Philadelphia police to charge a summary citation (similar to a traffic ticket) instead of a misdemeanor narcotics offense. In 2012 activists with Philly NORML, a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, investigated the police […]

How Will Obama’s New A.G. Handle Marijuana?

How Will Obama’s New A.G. Handle Marijuana?

The following article was written by Tom Angell and was originally published by Marijuana.com. It is reprinted with permission. Tom Angell is the founder of Marijuana Majority and has previously worked for Students for Sensible Drug Policy. His perspective on the highly political process of having an attorney general nominated and approved is well-informed and […]

NORML Endorses Three Legalization Initiatives; Seeks Public Help To Pass Them All

NORML Endorses Three Legalization Initiatives; Seeks Public Help To Pass Them All

Photo Credit: Cannabis from 3D Cannabis Center by Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine Citizens’ votes in Colorado and Washington in 2012 to end their state’s cannabis prohibition laws and replace them with ‘tax-n-regulate’ laws arguably has forever broken the back of the federal government’s nearly eighty-year old failed and expensive prohibition. We can lay more bricks of […]

TX: Patient Activist Vincent Lopez’s Moving Speech for Cannabis Freedom

TX: Patient Activist Vincent Lopez’s Moving Speech for Cannabis Freedom

Photo Courtesy: Texas NORML Texas NORML’s Patient Outreach Director and publisher of The Austin 420, Vincent Lopez, was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age 11. He’s defied the odds in not letting illness stand in the way of his ambitions in bringing forth a new way of thinking, a new sense of awareness, and a […]

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 […]

Nearing The End Of Cannabis Prohibition, Please Don’t Forget About The Pot POWs

Nearing The End Of Cannabis Prohibition, Please Don’t Forget About The Pot POWs

At the precipice of ending cannabis prohibition in America and replacing it with logical alternatives—such as taxing and regulating cannabis for the benefit of society—please don’t forget about America’s prisoners of the War on Drugs, the longest running war in U.S. history, particularly the prisoners of the battle against marijuana. Currently, there are an estimated […]

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 […]

New Jersey Patients Demand Chris Christie Implement Voter Approved Medical Marijuana Law

New Jersey Patients Demand Chris Christie Implement Voter Approved Medical Marijuana Law

On June 7, 2013, the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey (CMMNJ) held a press conference at the New Jersey State House in Trenton, NJ demanding Governor Chris Christie stop playing politics with the voter-approved medical marijuana law in the state. The press conference, spearheaded by political strategist Jay Lassiter, highlighted the hardships specifically created by Christie’s […]

Is Weed The New Wine? See Who’s Out In The Open Singing Pot’s Praises

Is Weed The New Wine? See Who’s Out In The Open Singing Pot’s Praises

Video and article from FOX29 Philadelphia featuring Jay Lassiter, Kevin Clough and Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher.  PHILADELPHIA -It is the most widely used illegal drug in the world. An estimated 18 million Americans say they are regular users of marijuana.But who is smoking pot may – or may – not surprise you. FOX 29’s Chris […]