Terry Blevins, former officer and current advocate for police reform. Photo provided by Blevins. Many Americans believe that members of law enforcement oppose drug reform. That’s not true for Terry Blevins, a former officer in Maricopa County, Arizona and international security specialist with the U.S. government. Blevins is one of the more than 15,000 members of … [Read more...] about A Conversation With a Former Cop on Drug and Police-Reform
It’s official. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-CA, has joined former Vice President Joe Biden on the Democratic presidential ticket. During their first joint interview last weekend, the pair discussed cannabis criminalization and drug policy reform. Harris, who previously called for more law enforcement officers in the streets in her 2009 book Smart on Crime, took time … [Read more...] about Where Does Kamala Harris Stand on Cannabis?
Ignited by the murder of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020, protests are continuing all over the world in support of the countless Black lives lost to police brutality in the U.S. With the exception of looting and burning committed by those not in association with, or encouraged by, organized protestors, these demonstrations have remained peaceful. But … [Read more...] about CopEd: What is Copaganda, Anyway? A Brief Guide
Following the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, protests are sweeping the nation, pressuring national leaders and lawmakers into conversation around racial injustice and police reform. Amongst the array of much-needed reforms is the criminalization of cannabis that continues to disproportionately affect communities of color. U.S. Senators Cory Booker, D-NY, and … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker Call for Cannabis Legalization in Virtual Town Hall Meeting