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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…

Token Women to Tokin' Women: Three Days at a Conference for Ladies Who Simply Love Weed

Here was the big question, the one underneath the pot-leaf name tags and the thousand-deep crowd of women shouting mantras in the opera house and the slight smell of weed in our parkas and Melissa Etheridge’s ombré sunglasses and the après-ski-hot girls with angled haircuts and the shy 55-year-olds furiously writing…

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 …

It's a Lot More Fun to Play Make-Believe With Your Kids If You're Slightly High on Weed 

I’ll never forget a dad I saw one of the first times I ever took my toddler to a playground. As I nervously followed my son around, this dad and his daughter—she must have been around six—were engaged in a completely immersive game of make-believe. They were running around, hiding behind stuff, shouting code words and…

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