read about it in The Daily Beast.
someone tells you “marijuana is a gateway drug” — you can agree: Marijuana is the gateway to ending the war on drugs.
and cocaine. It already exists… read about it in The Daily Beast.
By keeping these drugs illegal… “we are causing more harm than the drugs themselves. Imagine every time you wanted to have a drink, you had to go to an unknown source, and every now and then, you got alcohol that contains paint remover. It would burn your esophagus and you’d need to be hospitalized. It seems crazy and makes no sense. But we’ve tolerated that with drugs like heroin.”– read it in The Daily Beast.
Screen… Burning Questions.
Cluster Headaches with Psychedelics. Medicinal LSD and psilocybin. Seriously.
Weed Winner… my latest in The Daily Beast.
I recently submitted an article to an editor of a publication I frequently contribute to. I included a portion of the Langston Hughes poem, Let America Be America Again. The editor told me he questioned the appropriateness of a white woman quoting Hughes in this instance (for use on the topic of the drug war, as it relates to freedom). My response: Hughes was multi-racial, as many in America blessedly are, and: How do you know I am 100% white? Of course, my editor graciously apologized for the gaffe. Still, perhaps as editorial oversight–(news rooms are like colanders these days, with much substance and flavor lost through the holes)–the portion of the poem was not restored, in print or online. So I post the segment here, because Hughes is an important part of our literary and nation’s history. And because much of his work, including this poem, continues to be relevant today: O, yes, I say it plain, America never was America to me, And yet I swear this oath— America will be! Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death, The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies, We, the people, must redeem The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers. The mountains and the endless plain— All, all the stretch of these great green states— And make America again! Read the entire poem “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes here.
why do you write about it and want it legalized? Your Burning Questions, Answered.
is a feminist classic… My latest in Salon.