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Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama, Please stop making jokes about weed. And while you’re at it, please stop telling young people that cannabis prohibition reform shouldn’t be a priority. You’ve been called out on this before, but clearly you are still out of touch with what’s going on in America. Yes, pot can make you laugh, and it […]

Cannabis Reform In Texas: An Educational Disconnect?

Cannabis Reform In Texas: An Educational Disconnect?

Is there a disconnection between the education and knowledge of cannabis-related issues by politicians, versus that of their constituents? After speaking with many individuals, both representatives and constituents, I found that not only is there a lack of basic knowledge, but the educational gap that exists between the two is a black hole, where most […]

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Lady Business: Sabrina Fendrick

Sabrina pictured at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO – PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine I met Sabrina Fendrick in 2010 when we were on the NORML Women’s Alliance Steering Committee. She’s a spitfire and cannot help but to contribute to making the world a better place through drug policy reform with a strong focus on […]

Drug War Prisoners Helping America and Themselves: A Plan for Decarceration

Drug War Prisoners Helping America and Themselves: A Plan for Decarceration

By Nora Callahan There is something new in the wind, with regards to the old and brutal drug war. National leaders, including our President, have acknowledged that sentencing schemes of the last few decades brought us an era of mass incarceration. Admission of grave injustice is new and a welcome respite from the steady drum war beat. But polices – our laws […]

The Most Obvious Place to Start Prison Reform: Cannabis POWs

The Most Obvious Place to Start Prison Reform: Cannabis POWs

Photos Courtesy of Cheri Sicard In the course of my job as a cannabis activist I regularly say a lot of things that surprise the general public.  Since they’ve been subjected to decades of government sponsored brainwashing, most people are not up on the real facts which often run counterintuive to what’s expected: smoking marijuana […]

Are Pot Smokers Really Lazy? The Motivation Behind Amotivational Syndrome

Are Pot Smokers Really Lazy? The Motivation Behind Amotivational Syndrome

IMAGE: Still of Brad Pitt in True Romance (1993) Talk of cannabis turning delighted taxpayers into lazy slugs abounds again. I usually hear it on the radio after arising early to write, hitting the exercise bike, teaching two classes, enduring a faculty meeting, arranging for one daughter to get to gymnastics and the other to […]

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

Why a Pissed Off DEA Director is a Good Thing

IMAGE: Mickey Martin Michele M. Leonhart, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had some nasty words about President Obama’s recent statements on marijuana’s relative health risks and disparities in its enforcement at a recent meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association. While video or transcripts have yet to emerge, some law enforcement veterans expressed surprise […]

Cannabis Prohibition — American Criminal Justice’s Feeder

Cannabis Prohibition — American Criminal Justice’s Feeder

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine There is no greater symptom of America’s failed war on some drugs than the continued prohibition of cannabis. With approximately 1:7 Americans illegally using the sacred herb (1:4 young people between the age of 15-25), no other greater impetus for law enforcement to invade citizens’ private spaces than in pursuit of […]

Activist Targeted And Beaten By DEA Agents Faces Charges Of Assault On Federal Officer

Activist Targeted And Beaten By DEA Agents Faces Charges Of Assault On Federal Officer

*In the interest of full transparency, it should be noted that the author was present during the raids covering the event for another media outlet. This is both a first-hand and researched account of the raid. Before 6am PST on April 2, 2012, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) raided […]

Politicians Like Sex, That’s Not News

Politicians Like Sex, That’s Not News

I recently came across an article called “Your Guide To Everything Wrong With Huma Abedin.” Obviously, the author is mocking the abounding theories as to just what is wrong with Huma to continue to stand by her husband Anthony Weiner. A quick digest of Weiner’s pun-happy wiener scandal: Weiner, a former Congressional Representative from the […]