Monthly Archives: November 2019

The Federal Legislature Could Soon Vote to Deschedule Cannabis

The Federal Legislature Could Soon Vote to Deschedule Cannabis

For as long as the War on Drugs has been federal policy, activists have been pushing for the day that federal representatives and lawmakers revisit whether the prohibition of cannabis is a rational policy or not. Lawmakers have proposed bills that never made it anywhere; activists have filed lawsuits repeatedly only to get ignored despite […]

Santa Cruz May Change Policy On Psychedelic Plants and Fungi

Santa Cruz May Change Policy On Psychedelic Plants and Fungi

Just because something is the law does not mean that it is moral, and just because something breaks the law does not mean it is inherently immoral or unethical. Terrible things have previously been legal, while pushing back against institutional violence has often violated laws. What is legal and what is not is more a […]

The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

In general, most people will readily recognize that driving under the influence of a controlled substance with mind-altering effects will impact their ability to drive. However, acknowledging that potential impairment does not prevent people from getting behind the wheel after they had a couple of glasses of wine or down two muscle relaxants. Given that […]

Chicago Public Housing Bans Legal Cannabis Use

Chicago Public Housing Bans Legal Cannabis Use

When Illinois changed its laws to legalize recreational cannabis use, it was a major boon to the residents of the state. Fewer taxpayer dollars will go toward prohibition, and the potential for a new industry and all the jobs that come with it is there. Unfortunately, quite a few people won’t receive any of the […]

50 Women Freed Early from Oklahoma Prisons This Week

50 Women Freed Early from Oklahoma Prisons This Week

The United States leads the world in incarcerations, and the cost of keeping so many people locked up has taken a toll on our country and our communities. Many states across the country have had to start getting creative with how to handle their prison populations. In some states, inmates have been forced to share […]

Legal Cannabis Road Trips Could Mean Criminal Charges

Legal Cannabis Road Trips Could Mean Criminal Charges

The news that a nearby state has legalized marijuana often leads to people excitedly planning a road trip with their friends. After all, what better way to celebrate legalization than by partaking yourself? Staying at a hotel with friends and shopping at a dispensary for the first time could be a very relaxing, if somewhat […]