women of color

New York Cannabis Law Summit Features Amazing Women Speakers

New York Cannabis Law Summit Features Amazing Women Speakers

On Thursday, May 17 and Friday May 18, the offices of Duane Morris LLP will host the NYC Cannabis Law Summit. On Thursday, the content and presentations will focus on legalization through legislation. They will discuss both medical cannabis and adult recreational use programs. On Friday the 18th, the presentations will focus on providing a […]

Oakland California: Shades of Green Series Presented by Supernova Women

Oakland California: Shades of Green Series Presented by Supernova Women

Supernova Women is pleased to present a FREE seminar ‘Shades of Green’ for the people of color (POC) community focused on subjects relating to medical cannabis, legalization, and prison reform. The evening was created in response to the clear need for involvement of communities of color in the legislative efforts regarding cannabis and how to participate […]

Locked Up – Who, For What and Why? Three Questions We Fail to Ask

Locked Up – Who, For What and Why? Three Questions We Fail to Ask

On June 21st, I stood below the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. alongside hundreds of participants in the first annual Free Her Rally. Many of us had shared experiences of wrongdoing at the hands of the criminal justice system and it was no coincidence that many of us were black women. The reason for the […]

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

PHOTO: Jonathan Oakley What’s worse than going to jail for cannabis?  Your children taken away by child protection services for it.  If you’re incarcerated, you receive a specific custodial sentence — which may be reduced for good behavior or perhaps even commuted — during which you are guaranteed visits with your family.  You can count down […]