Monthly Archives: October 2019

Hemp Crops Getting Destroyed and Stolen

Hemp Crops Getting Destroyed and Stolen

Before the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, hemp was a major industrial crop in the United States. Farmers had been growing hemp for hundreds of years here in North America for everything from fiber for rope to oil. Prohibition and the War on Drugs changed that, and now hemp is basically a new crop in […]

College Student Suing Over Cannabis-Related Expulsion

College Student Suing Over Cannabis-Related Expulsion

People have long said that the most dangerous thing you can do with cannabis is get caught with it, and that saying is especially true for those who have aspirations of a college education. Although more states are moving to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes, the federal government continues to maintain its […]

New Bill Shows What Mexico’s Legalization Could Look Like

New Bill Shows What Mexico’s Legalization Could Look Like

Mexican lawmakers finally revealed the potential language of their cannabis legalization bill. This long-awaited online publication came after the Mexican Supreme Court ruled not once but five times that the prohibition of cannabis in Mexico is unconstitutional. While some people call the passage of a now-pending bill to legalize cannabis merely a formality, it is […]

Chicago Could Pass a Law Decriminalizing Plant Entheogens

Chicago Could Pass a Law Decriminalizing Plant Entheogens

On October 16th, 2019, Chicago’s Committee on Health and Human Relations took a very bold step: they unanimously passed a resolution that could decriminalize entheogenic plants and fungi. The resolution is the result of work by Decriminalize Nature, and it could help spread the recent trend of decriminalizing entheogens to the Midwest. Of course, this […]

Atatiana Jefferson, Killed in Her Own Home, Deserves Justice

Atatiana Jefferson, Killed in Her Own Home, Deserves Justice

Atatiana Jefferson was a loving aunt, who at 28 was happy to spend her Friday night at home with her eight-year-old nephew, Zion, playing Call of Duty so enthusiastically that she totally lost track of time. It was so hot in Texas this last weekend, so Atatiana Jefferson left her doors open. In a move […]

No One Wants to Give Your Kids Cannabis Candy This Halloween

No One Wants to Give Your Kids Cannabis Candy This Halloween

Halloween is a holiday that is all about community, scary fun, and kids in modern America. How sad is it that children have their joy infringed upon by urban legends completely unfounded in reality? For years, parents have felt compelled to check the candy their children bring home, looking for poison and razor blades. This […]

Washington DC Converts Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Washington DC Converts Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Content Warning: This article discusses Christopher Columbus and his various crimes, including racially-motivated murders, enslavement, and sexual assault. The public outcry against the holiday celebrating the monster we all know as Christopher Columbus has increased in recent years. Even South Park has done an episode about what a shitbag that guy really was. For those […]

Helping Reduce the Human Cost of Cannabis Prohibition in Georgia

Helping Reduce the Human Cost of Cannabis Prohibition in Georgia

Peachtree NORML, which operates out of Georgia, is helping to raise funds for expungement and reform efforts through Reform Georgia. Expungement efforts are critical because the criminal process for cannabis offenders often isn’t very fair, and the consequences of a victimless crime can last a lifetime. The more you know about cannabis, the more obvious […]

Could Pennsylvania Regulate Cannabis Like Alcohol?

Could Pennsylvania Regulate Cannabis Like Alcohol?

Legalizing recreational and even medical cannabis is a process that seems to strain the capabilities of state governments. For one reason or another, most states have struggled to create and implement a working regulatory framework and rollout both medical and recreational cannabis legalization. Even in states that have managed to hit their own deadlines, many […]

Amber Guyger and the Thin Blue Line

Amber Guyger and the Thin Blue Line

When the story of Botham Jean’s murder first made national headlines, the first reaction of many people was to feel angry. Many people worried, imagining the suffering of his family and believing that there was very little chance that the cop responsible for his death would ever see any sort of consequence. There’s good reason […]