Category Archives: Justice

Linguistic Evolutions: Making Cannabis More Accessible for Deaf Patients

American Sign Language is like any language. There are slang terms and accents, and the dialect can change based on the situation. What this means is that when a Deaf person tries to communicate without an interpreter present, and they are given a piece of paper and pen to try to have a conversation, they […]

Activist Bernardine Dohrn Receives Michael Kennedy Social Justice Award

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has been recognizing cannabis legalization advocates from around the country since 1998, as part of their National Conference and Lobby Day in Washington DC. The Michael J Kennedy Social Justice Award, now in its third year, is part of that tradition. Named after legendary civil […]

The Initiative Is Building Gender Equity in Cannabis

I meet Amy Margolis at The Commune, her plant-filled, exposed-brick coworking space with floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights, located in Portland’s Old Town. The majority of people huddled around tables in a large meeting room are women who run emerging cannabusinesses, which makes the shared office look as if it’s The Wing for weed. But this […]