prohibition

What About the Kids? Non-Profit Launches Program For Students with Drug Convictions

What About the Kids? Non-Profit Launches Program For Students with Drug Convictions

When President Johnson signed the Higher¬†Education Act in 1965, he said, “By passing this we bridge the gap between helplessness and hope for educationally deprived children.” The act was intended to give underprivileged¬†children access to education by giving federal money to universities and creating programs like Head Start. Just 30 years later, in 1998, a […]

Pennsylvania Man Crushed with Bulldozer Over 10 Cannabis Plants

Pennsylvania Man Crushed with Bulldozer Over 10 Cannabis Plants

Every year, an unknowable number of people died of the result of cannabis prohibition. There are countless people who have medical conditions whose lives could be extended or improve with cannabis medicines. There are also people who died as the result of attempting to buy, sell or grow cannabis in an unregulated market. Some of […]

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Penalizes Widow in Ski Equipment Death Over THC

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Penalizes Widow in Ski Equipment Death Over THC

In many ways, Colorado has been leading the country and the world into a new age of cannabis legalization. Unfortunately, the number of institutional issues the state has experienced only highlights how deeply entrenched prohibition mentality really is among the general population, as well as the people in positions in power.   The state has […]

Maine Lawmakers Overturn Governor’s Veto of Medical Marijuana Expansion

Maine Lawmakers Overturn Governor’s Veto of Medical Marijuana Expansion

Lawmakers and political officials are quickly realizing that opposition to medical cannabis and even recreational cannabis is currently a political death sentence. More voters than ever before support both medical and recreational cannabis legalization. Initiatives to change state laws and federal policy are gaining momentum. Most people in this country and abroad now recognize the […]

Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Suicide Rates are on the Rise, and Cannabis Could Help Reduce Them

Content Note: This article discusses suicide and suicidal ideation.   Suicide rates are climbing to a point where officials have begun talking about this as a public health issue, not a mental health issue. In 2016, the most recent year with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 45,000 suicides. That’s […]

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UPDATE: As of June 16th, 2018, Billy Caldwell has resumed using cannabis medicine. After his admission to the hospital and requests from doctors calling his situation a “medical emergency,” the Home Office delivered the cannabis oil to the facility treating him. Currently, it must be administered by the hospital, and his permit for use will […]

Georgia Prosecuting Parents for Giving Son Cannabis To Stop Seizures

Georgia Prosecuting Parents for Giving Son Cannabis To Stop Seizures

Suzeanna Brill and her husband Matthew weren’t looking to become the face of the struggle to end the War on Drugs, but their story has received national attention. Their family lives in Georgia, and their decision to try medical cannabis has resulted in a nightmare for their family. It’s a story that seems all too […]

Lawmakers in the United States Lag Well Behind Their Constituents on Pot

Lawmakers in the United States Lag Well Behind Their Constituents on Pot

No one every claimed that the democratic process was inherently fast, but it sometimes seems to take forever. In the eyes of the law, a few decades is almost meaningless. However, in the eyes of the public, two decades is enough time to change things completely. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research […]

Congress Counters Jeff Sessions in Move to Protect State’s Rights on Cannabis

Congress Counters Jeff Sessions in Move to Protect State’s Rights on Cannabis

The entire cannabis community went on high alert when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his intention to begin prosecuting those in compliance with state cannabis legalization laws. Multiple states already have functional and profitable licensing and regulation programs in place. Since Colorado legalized adult use of cannabis, more states have started to realize the potential […]

Manhattan DA Ending Possession Charge Prosecutions to Reduce Racial Disparity

Manhattan DA Ending Possession Charge Prosecutions to Reduce Racial Disparity

In an exciting move that could lead others to follow, the district attorney in Manhattan announced that his office intends to mostly end prosecutions related to marijuana possession or smoking. Of course, they aren’t stopped these prosecutions overnight. The DA, Cyrus Vance Jr., claims that his office will halt cases related to marijuana possession or […]