In the midst of the media blitz about stoned driving, one might think that at least some outlets would note another story from a couple weeks ago, “Massachusetts banned from using [alcohol] Breathalyzer test pending reforms at state police agency.”
"As a public defender, I saw the effects of criminalizing marijuana."
Collectively W.O.K.E. touches on topics ranging from creeping fascism and artificial intelligence to prison and debt.
State Rep.-elect Nika Elugardo knows the dangers of illegal drug trade. "It creates violence, it perpetuates poverty, you see thousands of dollars going through in plastic baggies and meanwhile our water is getting cut off."
Local family-run Riverrun Gardens still fighting for a license
"You can look at that as possession, a misdemeanor, or you could charge them for a felony distribution. Or you can look at the entire situation and look at probation—the power is supreme. Let’s look at a restorative justice."
As expected, the struggle continues in the recreational era
"A cannabis cafe, where you can buy and consume on site, is allowed under the law. But there’s a process."
“Roger Stone coming to the city of Boston is another indicator of racism, misogyny, and sexism being accepted in this city by people in power."