politics

The most popular debate since prohibition, weed politics explore the trials, tribulations, and success stories of the pot industry.

  • Brittany McSorley
    Published 3 years ago
    Presidents Who Smoked Weed

    Presidents Who Smoked Weed

    There are some presidential facts that we all know by heart: the George Washington cherry tree story; the details of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination; the fact that William Howard Taft was fat and had a mustache and literally nothing else about him. But people rarely talk about how several US presidents smoked marijuana; the question almost never shows up on AP exams. With the national conversation about pot becoming more tolerant, it’s about time we all learned about presidents who smoked weed.
  • Skunk Uzeki
    Published 3 years ago
    Studies That Show How Messed Up Public Opinion Of Cannabis Really Is

    Studies That Show How Messed Up Public Opinion Of Cannabis Really Is

    Newspaper headlines recently pointed out that the support for marijuana legalization has never been higher. As of now, 58 percent of all Americans believe that marijuana should be legalized. To give you an idea of what a big change that is, it's worth saying that in 1969, 84 percent of Americans believed marijuana should stay illegal.
  • Alexander LaForgia
    Published 3 years ago
    Let's Legalize Marijuana

    Let's Legalize Marijuana

    I first heard about marijuana in middle school. I had seen pictures of the plant on the binder of one of my classmates. Then a student named Ben did a report on it. I remembered him presenting pictures of marijuana and giving a speech talking about how users said the drug made them feel happy, but the drug was always a mystery because I had never tried it.
  • Skunk Uzeki
    Published 3 years ago
    How To Help Legalize Pot In Your Area

    How To Help Legalize Pot In Your Area

    Right now, all the progress that has been made on legalizing medical marijuana is in jeopardy. President Trump and many members of the Republican party have promised to double their efforts in pursuing people who smoke weed with criminal charges and stifle any attempts at national scale legalization as part of the party platform.
  • Daniel Rouleau
    Published 3 years ago
    Taxing the Toke
  • Wendy Weedler
    Published 4 years ago
    Olympians Who Support Weed

    Olympians Who Support Weed

    While states in the US are legalizing marijuana use, it still retains its illegality in many countries and in many states in the US. This, however, hasn’t stopped plenty of Olympic athletes from speaking out and stating that they support weed. It turns out, everyone who smokes weed doesn’t end up couch locked in front of a bowl of Doritos, just like everyone who drinks a beer doesn’t end up in the drunk tank.
  • Hyapatia Lee
    Published 4 years ago
    Cannabis and Native Americans

    Cannabis and Native Americans

    Native Americans have always respected and used “teaching plants.” By far the most commonly used and most beneficial plant is cannabis or marijuana. Whether it was smoked or eaten, its use has been verified around the world and dates back to the beginning of man himself.
  • Frank White
    Published 4 years ago
    Who Is the Stoner Generation?  

    Who Is the Stoner Generation?  

    It's exhausting. When you feel like you've done just about everything there is to do in a town like America you suddenly (or gradually) realize you are tired. Wasted? I've just finished suffering through the true consciousness of a hot grinding time like a lot of others. A decade and more of trying to catharize the impacted shit of the decades and millennia before. It's rough for people my age who are doomed to follow war babies through history.
  • Wendy Weedler
    Published 4 years ago
    Rise and Fall of Cannabis Culture in Amsterdam

    Rise and Fall of Cannabis Culture in Amsterdam

    Years ago, if you imagined a place that embraces unrestricted self-expression, a place unencumbered by narrow-minded norms and conservative legislation, what might have instantly popped into your mind was: Amsterdam. Amsterdam is still a choice destination in Europe that allows people to enjoy the many hedonistic pleasures that life has to offer. They have the most progressively liberal laws and have continued to blaze the trail in enactment of legislation that accommodates diverse interests–euthanasia, gay marriage, legal prostitution, and cannabis among others–which make Amsterdam a place for everyone.
  • Frank White
    Published 4 years ago
    How to Train a Dog to Sniff Weed

    How to Train a Dog to Sniff Weed

    The US Customs Service has intercepted hundreds of millions of dollars of marijuana each year with the super-smelling ability of specially trained dogs, who essentially think finding weed is but a game.
  • Lindsie Polhemus
    Published 4 years ago
    States that Passed Marijuana Reform in 2016

    States that Passed Marijuana Reform in 2016

    Marijuana legislation was a hot issue in 2016. Ten states passed marijuana reform throughout the year. Those state include Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In this article we’re going to discuss what reforms were passed in each state and how it will likely effect the marijuana industry in those states. How will the states that passed marijuana reform in 2016 effect their neighboring states and the future of marijuana reform? But first, let’s look at the states that passed marijuana reform in 2016 and the new changes mean for residents of those states.
  • Eddie Wong
    Published 4 years ago
    From 'Reefer Madness' to Marijuana Legalization

    From 'Reefer Madness' to Marijuana Legalization

    Imagine—if you can—a social gathering of young millennials enjoying a pseudo intellectual debate while passing around the vape. Consider the affluent suburbs, where pre-rolled joints from Willie's Reserve are handed out while guests are greeted by the hosts. Think about the factory workers, truck drivers, laborers, and clerks who smoke marijuana to ease the boredom of the day. Businessmen, brokers, attorneys, and accountants score an ounce or two of quality weed from the firm's friendly dealer, be it a stock boy or another partner. Marijuana, once feared is now as much a part of our culture as much as beer and hotdogs.