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Parents 4 Pot Takes on CA Cannabis Politics

Parents 4 Pot Takes on CA Cannabis Politics

Parents 4 Pot, a non-profit mutual benefit organization based in California, has a clear mission to end cannabis prohibition policies that result in the destruction of families and decimate poor and minority communities. We are dismayed that the California Police Chiefs Association and the California League of Cities are using their lobbying muscle in Sacramento […]

The Sacramento Bee Gets it Wrong on Marijuana

The Sacramento Bee Gets it Wrong on Marijuana

The Sacramento Bee recently ran an editorial entitled “California needs to solve medical marijuana mess first.” Apparently, the newspaper’s editorial board believes that California should just observe Colorado and Washington for a bit, “before making pot any more available” through legalization.  In the meantime, the piece goes on to say, we need to clean up […]

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

PHOTO: Cannabis Now/Source: The Leaf Online The Leaf is back – October 15th. In just a few years, noted authors and activists Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris built the West Coast Leaf into one of the largest cannabis publications in the world. With a circulation of 175,000, the print edition became a staple of the cannabis […]

Poor Training Of Narcotics Officers Contributes To Culture Of Ignorance

Poor Training Of Narcotics Officers Contributes To Culture Of Ignorance

In the last few weeks I have received several articles that concern an aspect of the Drug War that has not been addressed– the role of law enforcement training in unconstitutional policing. These articles represent views on individual failures of the criminal justice system but ignore the systemic issues of how we train our law […]

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

PHOTO: San Francisco’s Apothecarium is located at 2095 Market Street in San Francisco. In the early 1990s, Dennis Peron opened the first medical marijuana dispensary on the corner of Church and Market in San Francisco’s historic Castro District, a cultural and political center for the world’s LGBT community as well as a hotbed for political civil rights […]

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

PHOTO: by Alx Bacca, me at 18.  I usually do not want to talk about having Crohn’s Disease. It is just a reality I have lived with for nine years, but never exactly dinner table discussion or an amusing anecdote shared with friends over drinks. It has been not just a major inconvenience in my life; […]

Grown Women Smoking Pot in Movies

Grown Women Smoking Pot in Movies

PHOTO: Grandma’s Boy, 2006, Twentieth Century Fox I wanted to find a big list of movies where grown women smoke cannabis and aren’t depicted as blithering idiots under the influence. It was harder than I ever thought it would be. I am not talking about documentaries or anything heavy here. I am talking about light […]