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About Maggie Volpo

Maggie Volpo is a writer and activist living outside of a very conservative urban area. She has worked in traditional publishing, journalism, as a blogger, and in the medical field as a translator. When she isn't fighting the tyranny of cannabis prohibition or working on the Stinky Steve books about cannabis she can often be found searching for mushrooms or tending to her mixed flock of birds. She also loves to cook, bake, garden, knit, sew and climb trees, the last of which is a joy shared by her beautiful autistic son.

Posts by Maggie Volpo:

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 […]

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 […]

Should You Buy That CBD At the Gas Station or the Video Store?

Should You Buy That CBD At the Gas Station or the Video Store?

Only a few weeks ago, the village council in the small town where I live voted to ban any potential future cannabis dispensaries. In a village where the average household income is under $40,000, you would think the potential for significant tax revenue directly benefiting the village would excite people. However, the people in charge […]

New Mexico Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

New Mexico Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

For people of Native American or Hispanic national origin, Columbus Day is far from a celebratory holiday. After all, despite all of the misinformation and hype surrounding Christopher Columbus, he is responsible for the enslavement and genocide of potentially millions of indigenous people across the Americas. It remains a source of constant frustration that our […]

First Nations Activist On Trial for Defending Ancestral Land

First Nations Activist On Trial for Defending Ancestral Land

People even vaguely familiar with North American history have to admit that neither the United States nor Canada has upheld its obligations to and agreements with Native American and First Nations peoples. From the earliest treaties on record to the most recent legal agreements between the indigenous people of North America and the colonial governments, […]

New Mexico House Passes Cannabis Legalization Bill

New Mexico House Passes Cannabis Legalization Bill

Residents in the state of New Mexico are one step closer to reasonable, safe access to cannabis. That’s because today state lawmakers voted in favor of a legalization bill. State lawmakers seem to have based their bill on the successes and issues of legalization measures in other states. The fact that legalization has often served […]

MAPS Study on Cannabis for PTSD Finally Concludes

MAPS Study on Cannabis for PTSD Finally Concludes

The research conducted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has been a major driving factor for changing drug policies in the United States. MAPS is an incredible organization that has been working to break down the barriers of prohibition since well before the cause was “cool.” The completion of their most recent controlled […]

The U.S. Legislature Voted to Legalize Industrial Hemp Farming

The U.S. Legislature Voted to Legalize Industrial Hemp Farming

In a move that is equal parts surprising and overdue, the federal government is finally reconsidering it’s a ludicrous and inappropriate stance on industrial hemp. This decision comes on the heels of farmers across the country feeling the painful pinch of lost sales and slumping prices on soy, one of the most prominent crops, because […]

Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

One of the many hiccups involved in cannabis legalization is the legal discrimination against cannabis users in our society. This ongoing discrimination is an aftereffect of prohibition that lingers even where cannabis is now legal. A large portion of individuals who serve as employers by hiring workers or as landlords by offering rental units feel […]