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Meet Sue Taylor, the Black Grandmother Leading the Charge to Bring Marijuana to the Elderly

Sue Taylor is an African-American grandmother who runs three miles a day and describes her late 60s as the time of her life. She’s a retired Catholic school principal living in Berkeley, California, who wears pearls and stylish pantsuits, holds a divinity school degree, and attributes her “perfect health” to…

A 75-Year-Old Disabled Man Was Sentenced to Life in Prison for Growing Weed for Personal Use 

The New York Times editorial board weighed in Thursday on what they called the “outrageous” sentenced handed down to Lee Carroll Brooker, a 75-year-old disabled veteran in Alabama who is serving a life sentence for growing marijuana. The NYT called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Brooker’s sentence, saying it’s…

Did This White Weed Businessman Just Get a New California Bill Written to Benefit Him? 

In California, medicinal weed is legal, but the business bans anyone with a drug-related criminal record from working in the industry. This of course means that people of color are—yet again—systematically shut out of economic advancement, while white people get an implicit leg up. Take for example the white weedman …

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Opinions About Weed Are Baffling, At Best

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, US Representative for Florida and head of the Democratic National Committee, has been in the news more frequently since the Bernie Sanders email breach fracas. But she might find herself highlighted with another claim to fame once America gets a load of her baffling (idiotic?) comments on…

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Rand Paul Calls Out Jeb Bush, Former Rich-Kid Weed Smoker, for Marijuana Hypocrisy

On Thursday, Rand Paul discussed his stance on weed, also known as the one position on which he isn’t totally bananas. In a talk, Paul called out Jeb Bush for flagrant rich-kid hypocrisy: namely, the former Florida governor’s admission that he had smoked marijuana while a student at Phillips Academy is exactly why…