I have a million stories about my older brother, Billy, that exemplify the harms of the United States criminal justice system. His arrests in the last several years of his life reflect how stigma and a system of punishment lead to detrimental public health outcomes.Keep Reading Like Many Drug Policy Reformers, I’m Driven by Personal Tragedy
California’s legislature recently approved a $100-million plan to boost the Golden State’s struggling legal marijuana industry, which is floundering under an oppressive tax and regulatory climate.Keep Reading California’s $100 Million Cannabis Bailout Tells You All You Need to Know about Its Government
Anyone who is released from incarceration must also have their criminal record expunged of all marijuana-related offenses, and it must be done automatically.Keep Reading Missouri: Don’t vote to legalize marijuana without including automatic expungement
Angie Calhoun of Puckett became an advocate for medical marijuana after her teenage son suffered a debilitating illness and standard pharmaceutical treatments didn’t work — and brought horrible side effects. Calhoun is now chairwoman of the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association.Keep Reading Podcast: Mother of patient discusses what’s next for medical marijuana in Mississippi
I’ve revived the blog and its spirit for posts about current activism and related news. In addition to shorter stories and interviews with cannabis advocates, I’ll post a round-up of the cannabis policy news that I’ve been following, once a week.Keep Reading The Cannabis Salvation Blog is Reborn!