Institutional Racism of Marijuana

You've heard the term "marijuana." You may have even tried this complex and controversial drug on occasion. Or with some 33 U.S. states authorizing legal Medical Cannabis or some 11 U.S. states legalizing the use of Recreational Cannabis, you might be a seasoned user. Good for you! We fully support Medical Cannabis. Yet if you … Continue reading Institutional Racism of Marijuana

America’s Second Greatest Sin: The War on Drugs

U.S. incarceration rates are among the highest in the world, although crime is down. Want to know why? I've been working to overturn our drug laws for over 20 years. Substance use is a┬áMental Health issue, not criminal. Felicia Alongi Cowden is a first-term County Councilmember on the island of Kaua'i. She is a compassionate … Continue reading America’s Second Greatest Sin: The War on Drugs

Privileged Racists Oppose Cannabis

Privileged White Americans love to drink alcohol (see Demographics of Alcohol below). Conversely, White Evangelical Protestants, primarily women, are most likely to oppose marijuana in society. [1] "Just Say No To Drugs," they warn. They don't consider alcohol a drug. "We've got to protect the kids from the evil weed," they say. Kids easily get … Continue reading Privileged Racists Oppose Cannabis