Category Archives: human rights

New Partnership Makes Names Of Cannabis Prisoners Front And Center

For many, the biggest casualties of the War on Drugs have been those convicted and incarcerated for minor cannabis offenses. To address this social injustice, the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit focused on cannabis criminal justice reform, and Nugg Club, a cannabis subscription box service, have teamed up to keep the names of cannabis prisoners […]

Manitoba Man Challenges Province’s Recreational Cannabis Growing Ban

A Manitoba man is continuing his fight to grow recreational cannabis, challenging the provincial government’s ban on homegrown pot. Jesse Lavoie filed eight affidavits on Friday, seven from experts and one from himself, addressing government concerns on keeping cannabis out of the hands of children, flooding the black market, and protecting properties. “Combined, there’s over […]

Mother Fears Son Could Die As Brexit Stops Medical Cannabis Supply

Government gives two weeks notice that access to epilepsy treatment for nine-year-old Alfie Dingley will end. The mother of a nine-year-old boy with a rare and severe form of epilepsy has told how she fears her son could die after the government announced his supply of a life-changing cannabis medicine from the Netherlands would stop […]

6 Ways You Can Support Cannabis Prisoners This Holiday Season

The holidays offer us time to decompress from a hectic year, reconnect with loved ones, reflect on what we’ve lost, celebrate wins, and — perhaps this year more than ever — appreciate what we have. For weed lovers in legal states, it’s both a gift and a privilege to have access to the plant and […]

Brexit Letter Threatens To Leave Epileptic Children Without Access To Life-Saving Medicine

Medical cannabis prescriptions can help reduce seizures in youngsters. Children with severe epilepsy are at risk of losing access to potentially life-saving medical cannabis at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. Campaigners say that some 40 severely epileptic children and their families may no longer be able to obtain medication […]

Man Who Was Serving 90-Year Sentence For Marijuana Released In Florida

While serving a 90-year prison sentence for selling marijuana, Richard DeLisi’s wife died, as did his 23-year-old son and both his parents. His adult daughter was in a horrific car accident and suffered a paralyzing stroke as a result. He never met two granddaughters — a lifetime of missed memories. Yet, 71-year-old DeLisi walked out […]

Richard DeLisi, Longest-Serving Pot inmate in US, to Get Early Freedom

Richard DeLisi was sentenced to 90 years in Polk County court. The man described as the longest-serving inmate for marijuana crimes in the country will be out of a South Florida prison before Christmas. Richard DeLisi, sentenced to 90 years by a Polk County judge after his conviction in 1989, will be released in December, […]

Kiwibank Shuts Down ‘Green Fairy’ Account After Giving Her ‘Local Hero’ Medal

“Green fairy” Rose Renton is having her Kiwibank account shut down less than a year after the same bank awarded her a “local hero” medal.Renton has been a prominent campaigner for medicinal cannabis since the death of her son Alex in 2015, for whom she had fought for the right to treat with cannabis products. […]