stigma

Diane Goldstein Participating In Twitter Chat About Opiods

Diane Goldstein Participating In Twitter Chat About Opiods

Although addiction to prescription medications is a serious health issue currently, there is still such social stigma attached to drug use (including prescription drug abuse and opiod addictions) that many people do not understand the severity of this public health issue. Thankfully, there are many brave people who are speaking up about opiod addiction, opiod […]

Stoners and Stunners: Renaming and Reclaiming

Stoners and Stunners: Renaming and Reclaiming

We’ve got our share of derogatory slang in the cannabis reform movement. Some terms have worse connotations than others. Pothead. Stoner. Burn out. These can make the inevitable, confused slip to “druggie” and “addict”. Folks in our predicament sometimes have a couple of options: reclaim or rename. Suffragettes taught us bout reclaiming pejorative expressions. Journalist […]

Smoke Screens: Why Aren’t More Female Marijuana Consumers in Movies?

Smoke Screens: Why Aren’t More Female Marijuana Consumers in Movies?

PHOTO: Dana Schmitt Photography Hollywood has given us a multitude of timeless stoner flicks, from Grandma’s Boy to Friday, and our beloved adventures of Cheech & Chong. All of these movies have a special place in my heart, but I can’t help but wonder why there hasn’t been a stoner film based around the female experience of marijuana. Many marijuana […]

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Being My Brother’s Keeper

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Being My Brother’s Keeper

My life has been defined by a series of phone calls, both good and bad. I have always been able to discern these life-changing moments based on the time of the call. In my experience, whether or not I initiated the call, no good news comes after midnight or before the sun rises. Sunday, March […]