As debate over harsh school discipline heats up nationwide, San Francisco is taking a lead role among big cities by formally limiting the role of police on campuses and requiring specific types of training for school-based officers. The California city… Read More ›
Policy & Politics
If you want to change the world, start with your local caucus!
Every once in awhile you’re lucky enough to have a teacher or professor that really impacts your life. For me, that professor was Dr. Brown. Yes, that’s right. Doc Brown. But rather than the nutty science geek type, my Doc… Read More ›
DUID: Top NIDA researchers say concern for driving high is overblown
Even top researchers from NIDA agree that resources would be better spent on reducing driving under the influence of alcohol than marijuana. And yet, the leadership of Colorado is doing everything it can to discourage people from having a safer… Read More ›
Rocky Mountain high: Colorado’s legal pot experiment
Cannabis Patients Alliance founder Teri Robnett, also known as medical marijuana advocate Rx MaryJane, is featured in a recent piece in Al Jazeera in America. The article in five chapters, written by Greg Campbell, author of Pot, Inc., explores the… Read More ›
4 of the best movies about America’s ludicrous war on drugs
In the past year there has been an explosion of films that dare to intelligently explore the U.S. drug war. Spurred by the rapid reform of cannabis policy, pot is increasingly becoming a centerpiece of American culture. Out of the… Read More ›
Colorado Republicans want to give marijuana money to out-of-state law enforcement
HB14-1209, to be heard later this week by the Colorado House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment, seeks to give funds from the special marijuana sales tax and give it to law enforcement in surrounding states. This bill, titled Marijuana Diversion… Read More ›
CNBC Documentary: Marijuana in America | Colorado Pot Rush
A Tale of Two Cities While Greeley, Colorado, has a history of shunning vice, its next door neighbor, Garden City, is known for celebrating it. DOCUMENTARY Marijuana in America: Colorado Pot Rush When: Feb. 26, Wed., 10 pm, on CNBC… Read More ›
Police Are Addicted To Drug War Dollars
From Minnesota to Oregon to every other state in the union, law enforcement uses the drug war to bolster their budgets. It’s an area that doesn’t get nearly enough attention because it’s not flashy, and doesn’t draw big headlines. However,… Read More ›
Could Cannabis Really Be an ‘Exit Drug’?
By Laurel Dewey, reblogged from Ladybud.com When Joe hit rock bottom, he knew it. At age sixty, he’d been drinking since he was sixteen and his liver was a mess. Every time he tried to quit in the past, he failed…. Read More ›
What’s more dangerous than marijuana? Clothes dryers!
According to a story on Denver’s 7News, “a recent report from the U.S. Fire Administration estimates there are 2,900 clothes dryer fires every year, causing five deaths, 100 injuries and $35 million in property loss.” Apparently, we consider that an acceptable risk… Read More ›