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Saturday Matinee: Hemp Doc Double Feature

The Hemp Revolution (1995) covers the history, cultivation and usage of hemp including food, fuel, building material and medicine. It also explores some of the factors behind the prohibition of hemp production in the U.S. in 1938 (including pressure from … Continue reading

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After Legalization, Why Can’t People’s Prior Pot Convictions Be Wiped Clean?

In states where marijuana is now legal, many people still have small-scale possession convictions on their records. Advocates for “expungement” face uphill battles, from Washington state to Washington, DC By Jake Thomas Source: Substance.com Marijuana won in November’s midterm elections, … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Why Marijuana Legalization Is Winning

By Maia Szalavitz Source: Substance.com When I first started writing about drugs in the mid-’80s—before I got into recovery in 1988—it was almost impossible to imagine an America where four states and DC have legalized recreational marijuana use, 58% of … Continue reading

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Afroman Remakes “Because I Got High” to Support Legalization

By Sabrina Fendrick Source: Norml Nearly fifteen years after the release of “Because I Got High”- a song well known for poking fun at overzealous reefer madness rhetoric – Afroman is ready to jump headfirst back into the marijuana limelight. … Continue reading

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Legal Pot: The Gateway Drug to State-Run Banking?

Karen Weise of Bloomberg Business Week recently reported on proposed legislation from Washington State Senator Bob Hasegawa which would create a state-run bank for Washington’s legal marijuana industry. Cannabis businesses are currently forced to rely heavily on cash. Some still … Continue reading

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How Colorado Disrupted the Drug War

David Sirota reports on the successful political strategy used by activist Mason Tvert to help decriminalize recreational marijuana use in Colorado. It demonstrates how a slight shift in the public discourse can lead to large and rapid changes in attitudes … Continue reading

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