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Minneapolis Police Cease Low-Level Weed Stings Due to Racial Disparity

By | June 11th, 2018|Minnesota, News, Race|

Minneapolis city officials announced last week that the Police Department will cease sting operations for low-level cannabis offenders. The decision came after recent stings in the city showed significant racial disparity. Mayor Jacob Frey told local media that Minnesota lawmakers should reassess drug policy and legalize cannabis. “I believe strongly that marijuana should be a lowest-level [...]

Southern University Set to Launch First Medical Marijuana Program at Historically Black College

By | June 5th, 2018|Baton Rouge, college, Louisiana, News, Race, University|

The world of medical marijuana has seen some potentially big advancements in recent days. These breakthroughs have come as Southern University and A&M College, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has entered a new partnership with medical marijuana company Advanced Biomedics. This is important because Southern University is the first historically black college or university (HBCU) to [...]

Massachusetts To Study Race, Gender Disparities in Cannabis Industry

By | May 23rd, 2018|featured, Justice, Massachusetts, News, Race|

Diversity remains an issue in most industries, and marijuana is no exception. Though women and people of color hold more positions of significance within the marijuana industry compared to others, these figures are still startlingly low. Massachusetts legislators have enacted laws to address this disparity, and commissioned a study in the state that will be [...]

De Blasio orders NYPD to Stop Arresting People for Smoking Weed

By | May 21st, 2018|criminal justice, new york, New York City, News, Police, Race|

To say that Mayor Bill de Blasio is under a lot of pressure to reform policing in New York City would be an understatement. Among the myriad issues and complaints against the NYPD, a recent report shows that New York’s finest has arrested a disproportionate number of minorities for marijuana possession. In response to public uproar, [...]

Cannabis Equality in the Green Revolution

By | May 16th, 2018|activism, featured, Justice, March 2018 Issue, Race|

The US marijuana industry, despite the forces of evil in Washington that would destroy it, has become a booming, multibillion-dollar player in the economy. Soon, eight states will be fully legalized—not to mention Washington, DC, itself—and there are more on the way. With cannabis production and distribution morphing into a nationwide enterprise, opportunities abound in [...]

Cynthia Nixon Plans To Improve Racial Justice By Legalizing Weed

By | April 12th, 2018|Cynthia Nixon, featured, Justice, new york, News, Politics, prison, Race, women|

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 what we know about this [...]

NYPD Facing Criticism For Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests

By | February 27th, 2018|criminal justice, featured, Laws, new york, News, NYPD, Police, Race|

The post NYPD Facing Criticism For Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests appeared first on High Times. New York City has tried to reduce the penalties for getting caught with weed. Despite this, there remain some troubling trends in how the city enforces cannabis laws. With the NYPD facing criticism for racial disparity in marijuana arrests, [...]

New Weed Possession Policy In Texas Reveals Racial Bias

By | January 29th, 2018|Dallas, News, Police, Race, Texas|

The post New Weed Possession Policy In Texas Reveals Racial Bias appeared first on High Times. Officials in Dallas, Texas recently made some changes to how the city enforces weed laws. But new stats suggest that the city’s new possession policy may not actually produce any meaningful change. In particular, this new weed possession policy in [...]

Republican Lawmaker Just Justified Marijuana Prohibition With Racism

By | January 9th, 2018|featured, Kansas, legalization, News, Race|

The post Republican Lawmaker Just Justified Marijuana Prohibition With Racism appeared first on High Times. Is it true that a Republican lawmaker just justified marijuana prohibition with racism? During a legislative meeting yesterday, the topic of cannabis came up. Since legalization and regulation is a hot button topic, it was to be expected that many [...]

New York City’s Persistent Cannabis Dystopia

By | December 4th, 2017|drug arrest, new york, New York City, News, Politics, Race, racial disparity, World|

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 percent of New York’s registered [...]