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Getting High In The Heartland: Red States Turning Green For Ganja

A bumper sticker on the minivan parked beside Marla D.’s house sums up the local political leanings in her upscale neighborhood. It reads: “I’m Catholic and I Vote.” Like most bumper-sticker proclamations, the message is simultaneously a pronouncement of steadfast personal beliefs and a stern warning to would-be offenders who might flout the moral rules. […]

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war on drugs

Organizations Fighting To End The War On Weed And Racial Inequality In The Cannabis Community

Historically, anti-cannabis campaigns have targeted people of color. Nearly a hundred years ago, prohibition was racialized initially against Mexican immigrants, following the Mexican Revolution of 1910 when a wave of newcomers headed north and cannabis became associated with Hispanic migrants. Despite claims these immigrants “introduced” the plant to the United States, there were many people […]

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cannabis public relations

It’s Still Tough Out There For The Cannabis Industry, Which Is Badly In Need Of Good PR

It’s no secret that currently, despite the burgeoning legalization of marijuana in a majority of states, for legitimate cannabis companies it’s still difficult to advertise their products compared to other kinds of business sectors. That’s because advertising outlets — including the largest, most visible ones, like Facebook and Google — don’t allow drug-related businesses (unless […]

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cannabis diversity

The War On Drugs Is Being Fought By These Racially Inclusive Organizations

Cannabis is not immune to racism. The disproportionate targeting of people of color is deeply ingrained in the plant’s history, whether it’s violent border enforcement to keep “marijuana” — a xenophobic term that surfaced during the Great Depression to play up the plant’s scary-exotic, foreign qualities — and Mexican immigrants out of the United States, […]

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Britain In Overdrive With Reefer Madness Super-Strength Skunk Scare

In 1761, Great Britain’s King George III ordered American colonists to plant more cannabis seeds. At the time, cannabis hemp was a staple crop in the fledgling colonies, and 80–90 percent of all clothing and paper was made from cannabis hemp fiber. Colonial farmers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew tens of thousands […]

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