Cynthia Nixon Plans To Improve Racial Justice By Legalizing Weed

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon announced last week that she’s running for governor of New York. During a private fundraiser, Nixon came out in support of recreational marijuana. Today, she clarified her stance on marijuana on Twitter. Cynthia Nixon plans to improve racial justice by legalizing weed. Here’s […]

Doctor Says Giving Cannabis To Prison Inmates Could Prevent Deaths

After a string of lethal overdoses in Scottish prisons, one doctor says giving cannabis to prison inmates could prevent deaths going forward. A part of the United Kingdom, Scotland is wrestling with its own failed drug war. The symptoms of this failure are familiar. A thriving illegal market, massive resources […]

Yet Another Deadly Prison Uprising In Mexico

The post Yet Another Deadly Prison Uprising In Mexico appeared first on High Times. There was yet another deadly prison uprising in Mexico. The latest grim manifestation of the unrelenting prison crisis in Latin America comes from the northern Mexican state of Nuevo León. Authorities confirmed last week that the riot resulted in the […]

One Woman’s Story of Working with Incarcerated Women – High Times

Deborah Jiang Stein was born in prison, where she lived with her incarcerated mother for the first year of life. Her adoptive parents didn’t want her to know that. She would discover her secret when, at 12-years-old, she was rifling through her adoptive mother’s dresser and found a document. She […]

Are Harsh Mandatory Minimum Sentences Making a Comeback? – High Times

BY SADIE GURMAN AND ERIC TUCKERASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a reversal of Obama-era policies that aimed to reduce the federal prison population and show more leniency […]