The Nov. 18 issue of The Nation - the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States- is dubbed 'Dope and Change' with the cover going to a vintage picture of The Choom Gang, including a future president, looking forward to a brave new world of cannabis freedom.
The lead editorial of "Why It's Always Been Time to Legalize Marijuana', complements a piece about jury nullification, with former prosecutor Paul Butler imploring jurors to just say no to convicting people for victimless drug crimes.
Mike Riggs handles "Obama's War on Pot" noting that "While the press has hailed the president’s “public health” approach, the White House has cracked down on cannabis."
Other articles in this must-see issue:
Marijuana and Police Militarization: Mission Creep - How the war on pot has fueled SWAT raids and paramilitary policing.
Pot Reform’s Race Problem - The fight against marijuana prohibition must put racial justice at the center.
The Scandal of Racist Marijuana Arrests—and What To Do About It - The federal government has subsidized the criminalization of millions of young people simply for having a small amount of pot.
Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom: The Populist Politics of Cannabis Reform - The grassroots struggle to free the weed has always been about more than just legalizing pot.
Can Medical Marijuana Survive in Washington State? - Legalization in the Evergreen State has led to parallel marijuana industries. Is there room for both?
Baking Bad: A Potted History of ‘High Times’ - The editors of the nation’s most popular pot magazine on its four decades-long fight to end cannabis prohibition.
The Drug War Touched My Life: Why I’m Fighting Back - A former cop, a former prisoner, the daughter of a marijuana caregiver who died in custody and others speak out against the war on cannabis.