Sensible Social Consumption: Oregon Senate Bill 307

No smoking FIRE FIRE FIRE!   It’s urgent, high pitched and irritated, this alarm, and it can’t be shut off. But there is no fire.   FIRE FIRE FIRE!   They toss the wet towel in the tub – obviously…

The Best Possible Bill: MCBA Policy Summit & Model Legislation

In late October 2016, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) held their first ever policy summit in Washington D.C. This event brought some of the brightest minds in minority cannabis together with the goal of creating a model legalization bill…

This Cynical, Petrified Heart: Marching in Montpelier

By Nathaniel Miller, Northfield, VT   We took our just-4-yr-old to the Women’s March in Montpelier. He carried a sign that said “We are the Storm” on one side and “This isn’t normal” on the other (thanks, @justseeds!). To him…

How Are You Feeling?: Post Inauguration Reflections

By Myra Sessions, Boston, MA How have I been feeling since the inauguration of Donald Trump to our highest office? It’s complicated.   I feel angry that our most sacred values are being violated. I feel angry that our President…

Photos from the Women’s March in Denver

Photos of the Denver Women’s March, taken by Barry Lauder. Signs and people line the streets. And if you don’t have one, maybe be quiet and listen? Everyone gets involved. Ground level.   words by splimm

I Had to Show Up: Intergenerational Action in Baltimore

By Kimberlee Reiter Swift, Baltimore, MD   When I woke up to the news that Donald Trump would be our next president I, along with millions of my fellow Americans sobbed. I felt fear, anger, confusion and horror. What had…

Boston Will March

By Nichole Gregg, Boston, MA The sound of beating hearts has pulled me from my slumber, a once sweet slumber now bitter and encumbered by the rhetoric of the right, a growing parasite, who use the spotlight to incite gunfights.…

A First Protest: Women’s March on Washington

Rani Wilder, Baltimore, MD This was my first protest march ever and I knew I had to do this, to be with like minded women who believed in basic human decency. It was truly a wonderful and eye-opening experience. Naturally…

Compassion, Conversation & Action

By Samantha Montanaro, Portland, OR   The Women’s March was one of the most powerful experiences of my life. Knowing that at on the same day millions of people all around the world on EVERY SINGLE CONTINENT were coming together to…

Finally, Florida: A Long Journey to MMJ

If you’re looking for a reason to be thankful this season, how about the momentum behind medical cannabis? With a four for four winning streak on election night, MMJ dominated the polls. Measures approved in two states (Arkansas and North Dakota) will…