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CAN-DO Clemency: fighting for drug war POWs

Legalization is sweeping the country (and the world), but so many prisoners of the drug war remain incarcerated. People serving life without parole for a nonviolent offense, like Michael Pelletier (featured here), and Craig Cesal, a first-time offender whose...

UPLIFTED LOCAL: Leigh Moross / Ojai

by Isolda Restrepo Leigh Moross is one of Ojai’s finest and is one of a kind. She does her darndest, just as the rest of us do, to make the best of each day. One of the main differences being that it’s an actual, painstaking struggle for her to get out of bed each...

Deedee Kirkwood, Pot Fairy

Deedee Kirkwood is a 70-year old mother, grandmother, wife, artist, playwright, and cannabis activist. In 2012 she was producing her stage play, Toke, in Sacramento when she met activists from Americans for Safe Access. She was invited to an afternoon tea, and was...

Michael Pelletier, Drug War POW

Michael Pelletier is serving life without the possibility of parole for a nonviolent cannabis offense. He has been a paraplegic since a farming accident at age 11, and has been in a maximum security prison in Terre Haute, Indiana since age 50. He has found a measure...

The Hemperor, Jack Herer

In these heady days of legalization and safe access, we must not forget the pioneers who helped get us here. Jack Herer is one such pioneer, whose 1984 book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” (available to read online for free) is an authoritative history of...

Proposed changes to cannabis regulations

Fed up with the bans on cannabis delivery in your city? Frustrated with the excessive, hard-to-open packaging on your favorite products? NOW is the time to speak out and voice your opinion to the state’s regulators. If you support these changes (as we do) it is...

Bathing in Cannabis

Far beyond a traditional topical and so different from an edible, cannabis baths are in a category by themselves. Immersible cannabis therapy delivers a powerful mind/body effect that brings countless benefits with little to no psychoactivity. Anyone who has used...

UPLIFTED LOCAL: Aurora/Oak View

Cannabis has been revered and utilized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years across the globe. The ancient Chinese developed ma fei san, or cannabis powder, to relieve pain. They also prescribed forms of the plant to settle body spasms, to relieve gout,...