Category Archives: end the drug war

New Zealand Suspends Helicopter Searches for Cannabis Crops

CANNABIS CULTURE – A spokesperson for the New Zealand police was quoted to say, “with the increased harm in many communities arising from other drugs, particularly methamphetamine, a one-size-fits-all annual aerial national cannabis operation no longer represents the most appropriate deployment of police resources.” Light propeller aircraft and helicopters have taken to the skies yearly […]

Medical Cannabis in Scotland | Cannabis Culture

CANNABIS CULTURE – A look back to the mid 19th Century when cannabis extract (AKA ‘Rick Simpson Oil’) was being administered in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Scotland is making a return to growing cannabis, with medical production starting at Hilltop Leaf Ltd in Dumfries and Galloway, and the developments of farmers in Angus and Aberdeenshire […]

2020 Year in Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events in Marijuana Policy

Closing the door on 2020,  NORML counts down the year’s best in cannabis news. #1: Advocates Run the Table on Election Day Voters approved every statewide legalization measure put before them on Election Day. Voters legalized the possession of marijuana by adults in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and in South Dakota. They additionally approved ballot measures legalizing of medical cannabis access […]

Super-Majority of Poll Respondents Vote to Expunge Cannabis Convictions

CANNABIS CULTURE – In a recent survey of over 7000 Washington citizens performed and published by YouGov.com, 70% of respondents supported expunging non-violent cannabis convictions.  The details of the survey were released this week.  This poll was taken from a socially diverse group of US citizens in Washington, and the results clearly showed an overwhelming […]

Q&A Session with Last Prisoner Project’s Steve DeAngelo

CANNABIS CULTURE – For four determined decades, Steve DeAngelo has been at the forefront of the cannabis movement. During his years of championing for legal weed, “The Father of the Legal Cannabis Industry” played a major role in the passing of Prop 64 (California’s adult-use law) and Initiative 59 (Washington D.C.’s medical law.) A Lifetime […]

Last Prisoner Project Launch Holiday Pen-Pal Campaign

CANNABIS CULTURE – The Last Prisoner Project (LPP) has launched a joint effort with Kush.com to send holiday letters to people in jail for cannabis.   “Your mail is a steady flow in the beginning, but anything after 2 years and those letters start to dwindle,” says Evelyn LaChapelle, a former prisoner and now organizer for […]

Scheduled For Release: Richard DeLisi’s Fight For Freedom

CANNABIS CULTURE – For the first time since 1988, Richard DeLisi, the longest serving nonviolent prisoner in the United States, may be able to spend Christmas with his family. DeLisi could be out as early as December 4th of this year, thanks to the efforts Last Prisoner Project (LPP) and pro bono attorneys Juster, Elizabeth […]

America’s Longest Serving Nonviolent Cannabis Prisoner To Be Released Following Efforts by Last Prisoner Project

After 32 Years Behind Bars, Richard DeLisi Clemency Approved Christmas is coming early this year for cannabis offender Richard DeLisi and his family. According to prison officials at South Bay Correctional Facility, DeLisi, America’s longest serving nonviolent cannabis prisoner, will be released next month — 18 months ahead of schedule. This will be the first Christmas since 1988 that DeLisi does […]

Vancouver Projects Give Weed to Curb Overdoses. Police Just Raided One

A council motion has supported ‘low barrier’ cannabis as an alternative to opioids. Neil Magnuson says he provides more than 200 people free high-potency cannabis edibles as an alternative to them using opioids. On Saturday, he says, Vancouver police raided his supply on wheels. Magnuson, founder of the unlicensed Cannabis Substitution Project, started the project […]

One Nation Under A Groove (In a Divided US, Cannabis Brings Us All Together)

CANNABIS CULTURE –  “In reality, who won big on election night? Definitely cannabis,” according to Partner and Chair of the cannabis practice at Greenspoon Marder Law Firm, Rachel K Gillette. “Cannabis is an issue that unites all political persuasions.”  Partner and Chair of the cannabis practice at Greenspoon Marder Law Firm, Rachel K Gillette Recreational […]