Category Archives: Activism

Denver Dispensary Offering 1-Cent Weed Deal to Support Teachers on Strike

On Monday, union teachers in Denver, Colorado went on strike. Coming on the heels of a late-January victory for striking teachers in Los Angeles, the Denver teachers’ revolt is taking aim at many of the same issues. More than simply a movement for better wages, striking educators across the country are fighting back against the […]

Letters From a Pot Prisoner: Mario Ramos is Proof that Cannabis isn’t ‘Legal’

Mario Ramos of I Bud You, Inc. spent one year and 20 days in jail for growing 226 plants, also known as a non-violent cannabis crime. A multi-decade advocate and activist, he wrote us this impassioned letter while serving time at Morris County Correctional Facility in New Jersey. Details on Mario Ramos’ story is to come. […]

Silver Heads: Medical Cannabis Advocacy for Seniors

Seniors, like many other demographics, can benefit immensely from cannabis. Here are a few groups dedicated to educating and advocating for them: Grannies for Grass Silver Heads/ High Times This organization has grown to include chapters all over the United States and international locations in countries such as Canada, Denmark and Australia. There are 73 […]

Pot Activist Marc Emery Seeks Arrest to Challenge Quebec’s “Unconstitutional” Cannabis Laws

What’s it take to get a white guy picked up on cannabis charges in downtown Montreal in post-legalization Canada? Longtime Toronto-based marijuana advocate Marc Emery found out on Sunday the answer is: rather a lot. The Montreal Gazette reports that Emery spent upwards of two hours loudly hawking marijuana-emblazoned merch in front of a government-run […]

What Are You Smoking? Episode 56: Ricky Williams Talks Cannabis, Wellness, and Astrology

What Are You Smoking? is hosted by a rotating cast of Leafly’s cannabis experts—Will Hyde, Bailey Rahn, Emily Resling, and Dante Jordan. Tune in every Wednesday to hear activists, entrepreneurs, farmers, processors, and figures from from all corners of the cannabis world weigh in on the latest developments in the industry, what’s coming next, and of […]

A Mother’s Courage in Peru: Facing Prison for Giving Her Son Medical Marijuana

In the working-class Lima district of Pueblo Libre, I make my way to an apartment complex and up to the flat of Ana Álvarez—the unlikely woman almost singlehandedly responsible for Peru’s groundbreaking new medical-marijuana law. In a bedroom, 18-year-old Anthony, Álvarez’s son, watches a noisy Spider-Man movie, occasionally interrupting through the open door as I […]

Ducky’s Bill: A Bid to Save Children’s Lives and Educations

Washington father John Barclay is fighting for young cannabis patients to receive their medication at school. He was inspired by his own daughter, River, who suffers from a rare disorder that he says is more effectively managed with CBD than any other medication they’ve tried. If Barclay is successful, Washington would join states like New […]

Joints For Homeless Offers Compassion and Cannabis

A grassroots campaign that is encouraging members of the cannabis community to help homeless people has a twist in its approach. In addition to offering food and personal care items to people on the street, Joints for Homeless suggests that people include a little cannabis in their kindness. Movement Founded In 2015 Shane Pettas AKA […]

Utah Mormons clash over medical marijuana legalization

(via Wikimedia Commons) As Utah moves closer to voting on a medical marijuana ballot this November, members of the Mormon church and its leaders are split on the issue. Mormon church leaders have become increasingly more outspoken against Utah’s Proposition 2 initiative as the vote approaches, the Los Angeles Times reports. More than 60 percent […]

7 Things You Can Do To Help Legalize Marijuana

What are some things you can do to help legalize marijuana? The legalization of cannabis has come a long way in the last six years. Currently, there are nine states in which recreational marijuana use is legal. These states have proven the benefits of legalization with money being made and jobs being created by this new […]