Ta-Nehisi Coates on His Debut Novel “The Water Dancer,” Slavery & Reparations

Celebrated writer Ta-Nehisi Coates’s first novel, “The Water Dancer,” was released today. Centering on a man named Hiram Walker, who was born into slavery in 19th century Virginia, the novel is...

Here’s Every 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate’s Plan to Legalize Weed

On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders announced his plan to legalize weed by executive order if he were to become president. Like several other Democratic candidates (or all of them—except for one)...

How slavery flourished in the United States

Four hundred years ago the first slave ship docked on North American shores, launching a chapter of the trans-Atlantic trade that saw more than 12.5 million people kidnapped from Africa and...

Key Congressional Chairman Sends Marijuana Email To NORML Activists

The chairman of the influential House Judiciary Committee authored a message to NORML's email list on Monday—a notable signal of how the cannabis legalization movement has entered the mainstream corridors of...

These Oklahoma Marijuana Dispensaries Are Suing Facebook

Seven Oklahoma dispensaries allege they’ve been placed in “Facebook jail” and are seeking reparations from the social media giant. Facebook can’t decide if it loves or loathes cannabis. Around this time last...

Ta-Nehisi Coates Announces The Water Dancer Book Tour

After attempting to deliver us all from evil with the beautifully written Between the World and Me, and his essay collection, We Were Eight Years in Power, award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates—who arguably may be the...

California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change

On a hot July evening last year, a rancher tried to use a hammer and stake to plug a wasp’s nest. The hammer slipped, a spark flew, and a patch of...

Joe Biden Doesn’t Want to Legalize Weed. But He Doesn’t Want Anyone to Go...

Former Vice President Joe Biden is staking out a position to the political right of the 2020 field when it comes to marijuana policy. Biden would not legalize weed as president, but...

As new U.S. law frees inmates, prosecutors seek to lock some back up

Monae Davis walked out of prison on March 7, thanks to a new law that eased some of the harshest aspects of the United States’ war on drugs. CMonae Davis poses for...

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension:...

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