As most Americans have come to realize, the War on Drugs has been a phenomenal disaster. Triggering the arrest of millions of otherwise law-abiding Americans, it has contributed to an unprecedented pattern of mass incarceration, one which unfairly targets the poor and people of color. Despite its success in locking up drug offenders en masse, […]
Young African American and Latino mothers with their children walk down the bustling blocks of Liberty and Fulton in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Boys’ sneakers scuffle on the cement courts at the park where they play a pickup basketball game. East New York is home to nearly 175,000 people. Less than 10 […]
Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor who wants to be president of the United States but won’t, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday. When asked how he would manage New York City if he were mayor, Christie said “Stop and Frisk would be back in about five minutes.” Luckily for us, he is not mayor […]
While marijuana consumers are enjoying an open retail market in Washington and Colorado the race is on for the first state on the East Coast to end prohibition. Massachusetts this week certified four competing marijuana petitioners to begin gathering signatures in the Bay State. The goal is to put the issue of full legalization before […]
Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts (MMM) is back where it started, a year ago, and for this fledgling nonprofit and the town of Plymouth that’s a good thing. It’s already been quite a journey for MMM.