smokedown prohibition

Lady Business: Silverkind Cannabis Jewelry

Lady Business: Silverkind Cannabis Jewelry

I met Vanessa Waltz a little over 3 years ago at a winter press conference for The Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey (CMMNJ). It was well below freezing and the team and I were practically blue after hours in the shadowy entrance of the New Jersey Statehouse. Vanessa walked up wearing nothing more than […]

INTERVIEW: NA Poe, Cannabis Activist for Philadelphia City Council

INTERVIEW: NA Poe, Cannabis Activist for Philadelphia City Council

PHOTO: Rachael Friedmann Richard Tamaccio aka Nikki Allen Poe is a cannabis reform activist and founder of The Panic Hour, a Philadelphia comedy-slash-activism group that led monthly Smokedown Prohibition events at the Liberty Bell with PhillyNORML beginning in late 2012. His arrest at a Smokedown event in May 2013, subsequent incarceration, and continuing probation has […]

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray “Occupy” Lewis: Legalize Marijuana & Marriage Equality, Ban Fracking

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray “Occupy” Lewis: Legalize Marijuana & Marriage Equality, Ban Fracking

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher I’ve run into the incomparable Ray “Occupy” Lewis at Occupy demonstrations and a few Smokedown Prohibition Philadelphia protests at which we both spoke. I’m always grateful and honored to see him at these functions inspiring people with his views on cannabis legalization, marriage equality, women’s reproductive rights, free speech and the reasons we […]

Retired State Police Officer Leading Charge to End Drug Prohibition

Retired State Police Officer Leading Charge to End Drug Prohibition

PHOTO: Ed Roper Photography Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is a 5,000-member organization, with 75,000 public supporters, representing cops, judges, prosecutors, FBI/DEA agents and prison wardens who want to legalize and regulate all drugs after witnessing the horrors and injustices of the War on Drugs. Neill Franklin, LEAP’s Executive Director was in Philadelphia last week to speak […]

4/20: Civil Disobedience & Marijuana Reform – Philly Smokes Out Prohibition

4/20: Civil Disobedience & Marijuana Reform – Philly Smokes Out Prohibition

Every month, in collaboration with the Philadelphia-based podcast Panic Hour, PhillyNORML hosts Smokedown Prohibition, which is an educational rally capped with an act of civil disobedience or the more affectionate and apropos term: “moment of cannabis reflection” at 4:20 p.m. Held in Philadelphia’s designated free speech zone at 5th and Market, the event is coordinated, peaceful and […]