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feminist cannabis

Women And Weed: Madrone Stewart Tells Us Why Growers Don’t Have To Be Guys

Madrone Stewart wants to debunk the sexist notion that only men can grow cannabis. Her forthcoming guide, Feminist Weed Farmer: Growing Mindful Medicine in Your Own Backyard, teaches the basics of home growing through a feminist lens. “The majority of the contemporary US cannabis industry does not embody the principles and values of feminism, environmentalism, […]

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O Mother, Where Art Thou? Mothers Still Frequently Incarcerated For Nonviolent Cannabis-Related Crimes

Oftentimes, discussion around policing tactics involves people of color, particularly black men — and rightfully so, given how violently and unfairly they’re targeted by cops in the United States, according to The Washington Post’s somber database Fatal Force. However, that doesn’t mean women and non-binary people are not harmed by racist, classist policing. Particularly mothers, […]

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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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Want To Be A Professional Budtender? Here Are Six Things I Learned In Budtending School

When Colorado and Washington passed groundbreaking recreational cannabis policy, I was involved with my college chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). When I initially joined the student organization a year prior, the idea of recreational weed was so beyond me, but here it was being implemented after having dived […]

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New Jersey medical marijuana

New Jersey Governor Expands Medical Marijuana Access, But Are Garden State Patients Pleased?

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently announced a major expansion to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program. According to NBC Philadelphia, the governor recently held a press conference to announce the expansion, which includes lowering fees for patients and caregivers, adding five more qualifying conditions, and introducing new legislation to increase monthly product limits for individual […]

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The President Wants To Execute Drug Dealers. Will That Include Those Convicted Of Cannabis Crimes?

While Attorney “good-people-don’t-smoke-marijuana” Jeff Sessions wants to amplify the war on drugs, don’t forget who appointed him: Donald Trump. Although President Trump has, for the most part, stayed silent on drug policy, one of his alarming stances has recently been revealed, with five sources confirming to Axios that Trump has privately discussed being in favor […]

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