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 […]

Efforts To Diversify Medical Marijuana in Maryland Move Forward

Legislators say that efforts to diversify medical marijuana in Maryland move forward after amendments to the bill are made. In January, a disparity study ordered by Gov. Larry Hogan determined that women and minorities lack representation in the industry. Currently, minorities own only one of the cannabis processing companies licensed by […]

New York City’s Persistent Cannabis Dystopia

The post New York City’s Persistent Cannabis Dystopia appeared first on High Times. New York City, despite its liberal reputation, has long been the marijuana arrest capital of the USA. So, many herbal advocates were heartened by the recent poll (carried out by Emerson College on behalf of the Marijuana Policy Project and  Drug Policy Alliance) finding that 62 […]

School Forces Black Students To Submit To Drug Tests

The post School Forces Black Students To Submit To Drug Tests appeared first on High Times. In this latest display of drug war-fueled racism, a Tennessee school forces black students to submit to drug tests. If you weren’t yet convinced that cannabis prohibition disproportionately targets people of color, you will be […]

An Inside Look at Selling Weed (Legally) While Black

We like to think that the fledgling marijuana industry is a fertile ground for ambitious souls—whomever they may be—but according to a recent feature on NPR about racial inequities within the market, it’s the furthest from true. Selling weed while black, for instance—even legally—comes with its own set of challenges. […]

California Judge Throws Out Hmong Farmers’ Discrimination Claims

On September 12, a federal judge in Sacramento ruled that sheriff’s deputies and other officials in Northern California’s Siskiyou County did not discriminate against Hmong residents while carrying out marijuana enforcement operations and other investigations last year. “I am disappointed that the Court could not see how brutally my clients’ […]