Law

Cytonia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Has Sentence Commuted

Cytonia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Has Sentence Commuted

The popular saying is that justice is blind, but in reality, it seems like Lady Justice often sees color. Individuals with more melanin are much more likely to suffer the maximum penalties for criminal charges. They are also less likely to be given the benefit of the doubt in situations involving self-defense. The ludicrous prosecution […]

Domestic Prohibition to Blame for ‘Death Penalty’ Drug Cases

Domestic Prohibition to Blame for ‘Death Penalty’ Drug Cases

People across the western world reacted with shock and horror when they learned that a British citizen faces serious punishment for the possession of cannabis oil in Bali, Indonesia. In fact, early articles reporting the issue screamed that he could face the death penalty for his relatively minor charges. Many people were quick to point […]

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 […]

New Jersey Lawmakers Finally Inching Toward Cannabis Reform

New Jersey Lawmakers Finally Inching Toward Cannabis Reform

After years of frustrating delays due in no small part to intensely corrupt politicians, the Garden State is finally making progress on cannabis legalization. On Monday, November 26th, 2018, committees in both the Senate and the State Assembly in New Jersey voted to release an adult legalization measure to the floor for a general vote. […]

South Korea Takes Big Step Toward Legalized Medical Cannabis!

South Korea Takes Big Step Toward Legalized Medical Cannabis!

In a move that paves the way for legal changes in Asia and the rest of the world, South Korea has moved to legalize medical cannabis. That makes South Korea the first East Asian country to approve of medical cannabis and one of the first across all of Asia, following Japan’s legalization of CBD oil […]

Ridiculous IRS Policies Punish Cannabis Businesses

Ridiculous IRS Policies Punish Cannabis Businesses

With legalization slowly spreading across the country, many major news outlets have started paying attention to what many have called the Green Rush. The Green Rush is a cannabis-related reference to the previous gold rushes and silver rushes that saw thousands of people transplant themselves and even their families in the hope of getting rich […]

New York Lawmakers Wants Insurance to Cover Medical Cannabis Costs

New York Lawmakers Wants Insurance to Cover Medical Cannabis Costs

One of the most frustrating issues about cannabis legalization, particularly medical cannabis programs, is that it often leaves those with low income or no income without access to cannabis. Simply put, people who have severe conditions often can’t afford dispensary prices and can’t grow their own cannabis due to disability or legal reasons. Growing cannabis […]

Lady Business: Maggie Kinsella of Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition and NORML

Lady Business: Maggie Kinsella of Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition and NORML

Maggie Kinsella is a member of the Board of Directors at the¬†Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MassCann) and the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of the Marijuana Laws (MassCann/NORML) and also serves as the Press Secretary,¬†Spokesperson, Organizer, and a prolifically productive volunteer. She’s a “Jacqueline” of all trades, so-to-speak and most recently […]

DEA Props Up Outdated Cannabis Policy with Rescheduling Scheme

DEA Props Up Outdated Cannabis Policy with Rescheduling Scheme

Despite concerns about a pharmaceutical entity grabbing control of the cannabidiol (CBD) market, many legalization activists thrilled at the announcement that Epidiolex received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in June. It was reasonable to hope that the approval of a cannabis-based drug for use in treating serious medical conditions would soon […]

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Pass a Medical Cannabis Law

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Pass a Medical Cannabis Law

On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, registered voters in Oklahoma got to weigh in on a number of important decisions. One of them, State Question 788, would create a new section of law, Section 420 of Title 63, legalizing cannabis for medical reasons. This vote was a historical moment, the end result of years of activism […]