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No Justice, No Peace: Another Police Shooting in Utah

No Justice, No Peace: Another Police Shooting in Utah

Shots rang out. Again. Killer cops from Utah. This time in Roy. A small, tight knit community witnessed the Weber Metro SWAT team respond to a desperate call. A suicidal man, reaching out for help via a suicide prevention hotline, was shot to death this week in what the was being coined by the police […]

UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

Federal Legislation: Federal: Congress Attempts to Undermine District of Columbia’s Decriminalization Law Federal: Measure Introduced to Form National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy Federal: Senate: Vote Remains Pending On House Approved Budget Amendment to Defund Medical Marijuana Raids Federal: Measure Introduced to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Federal: Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Introduce ‘Respect State Marijuana […]

Utah Marriage Equality: A Lesson in Hate

Utah Marriage Equality: A Lesson in Hate

What do the fight for marriage equality and cannabis legalization in Utah have in common? Much more than one might initially think. Both movements face staunch, religious, hateful and bigoted adversaries. Certain members of the Utah Legislature and of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) and the Sutherland Institute each […]

Don’t Shoot: Foam Sword Protest to Protest Police Murders in Utah

Don’t Shoot: Foam Sword Protest to Protest Police Murders in Utah

Supporters of two dead young people from Utah, Danielle Willard and Darrien Hunt (along with supporters of Matthew Stewart, who was killed by a raid in his own home are organizing two protests in Utah to bring attention to these needless police murders. The protests are sponsored by Utah Ghost-Crew.  , they state on the […]

Operation Inspiration: When Community Comes Together After Crisis

Operation Inspiration: When Community Comes Together After Crisis

What happens when a community is affected by a tragedy? A close, loving community comes together in a time of need. They contribute. They donate. But it doesn’t just happen. People have to organize, advertise and work. That work is sometimes done without recognition. This writer is proud to recognize a true “Good Samaritan.” On […]

Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and Michael Brown: What Ties Them All Together

Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and Michael Brown: What Ties Them All Together

The shooting death of an unarmed man leads to several days of riots and mayhem in Ferguson, Missouri, while the same type of shooting in Salt Lake City leads essentially to silence.  Why?  Why would Salt Lake City residents not raise up, protest or even riot over an extremely similar situation? Dillon Taylor, a 20 […]

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Utah has more support than one might suspect for cannabis reform. This article will detail what Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D), District 24 (Minority Assistant Whip), thought about strictly medical marijuana in 2010 (click this link for the original article, published by this writer on 1/27/2010). When originally interviewed on the topic, years before it […]

NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

In response to the flood of cannabis, hemp, and medical marijuana bills proposed this year, NORML has compiled a massive Take Action list to help cannabis enthusiasts and activists ensure they are being heard on measures in their area! Current Action Alerts Federal Legislation: Federal: Congress Attempts to Undermine District of Columbia’s Decriminalization Law Federal: […]

Produce Fresh from Jail: Salt Lake City’s Prison Horticulture Program

Produce Fresh from Jail: Salt Lake City’s Prison Horticulture Program

Gardening is a well known therapeutic, and luckily for some inmates at the Salt Lake County Jail, they are allowed to participate in a special horticulture program which teaches the joys of planting, maintaining and harvesting a garden in the ever-changing Utah climate. Citizens are encouraged to attend tours of the garden offered by the […]