Brace yourself for last week’s “Who’s prescribing marijuana?” by Todd Feathers in the Lowell Sun. It’s a pathetic slanted story posing as a fair and balanced piece, a medical marijuana article with no patients, reefer madness front and center.
While the paper is a regular disgrace around these parts, this weekend the broadsheet showed just how ignorant things get when editors run wire copy about shit happening thousands of miles away.
The bill still needs to go before the Senate, which will likely change it yet again, so there’s still hope that it will be fixed. But after seeing how the bill was devastated by the House, the future is unpredictable.
Most news organizations remain run by straights and closet tokers, the newsroom equivalents of covert gay Republican congressmen who oppose same-sex marriage.
In light of these statements, it’s time for the new administration to go beyond their mere acknowledgement of science, and to actually remove the roadblocks that currently deny many legal marijuana patients from gaining access to their medicine.
The Boston Globe should foster an honest discussion about socialism (and maybe even give Chomsky a call)
From its paywall to the role of its editorial page as a sounding pad for moneyed neoliberal notions about charter schools and innovation, the grey lady ain’t speakin’ the language of real people.
We asked Wen about what he describes as “waking up, individually and collectively, to the climate catastrophe that is upon us.”
We will be using all of the research to guide help guide BINJ forward.
Unless the national press takes a hard look at the BPD, Boston will continue moving backwards in this realm as other cities step toward progress.