Jump to navigation Skip navigation. Despite being a priority for police departments nationwide, the War on Marijuana has failed to reduce marijuana use and availability and diverted resources that could be better invested in our communities. Watch, read and share original analysis of arrest data and moving personal stories.
Original Data Analysis Casts the War on Drugs in a Whole New Light
Sister Kate is not actually a nun. Christine Meeusen forged the Sister Kate identity during the height of the Occupy movement, when she would show up to protests dressed in a black robe and a white habit. The image of a nun — or rather, a woman dressed like a nun — became a focus for local news coverage of the demonstrations, and eventually earned her the moniker Sister Occupy. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisc. Following the demise of the Occupy movement, Meeusen capitalized on her recognizable faux-Catholic character by rebranding her existing business into the Sisters of the Valley, a group of women who operate a weed farm in the Central Valley of California. They were the subject of an LA Times feature video. There are almost no minorities profiting from the legal sale of marijuana. As VICE News recently reported , nearly all of the 45 federally licensed marijuana producers in Canada are run by white males. Of the 20 licensed producers who provided information about the diversity of their businesses, VICE found only six minorities in executive positions. The same issue exists in the United States.
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Archaeological evidence indicates cannabis with high levels of THC was being smoked at least 2, years ago. In addition to being smoked and vaporized , cannabis and its active cannabinoids may be ingested , placed under the tongue , or applied to the skin. The bioavailability characteristics and effects of smoking and vaporizing cannabis differ from other cannabis consumption methods in having a more rapid and predictable onset of effect. Cannabis marijuana can be smoked in a variety of pipe-like implements made in different shapes and of different materials including hand pipes "bowls" , water pipes "bongs" , cigarettes "joints" , or blunts. Joint is a slang term for a cigarette filled with cannabis instead of tobacco. Alternatively, mainly in Europe, joints may contain tobacco commonly dubbed "a spliff ", but not to be confused with the Jamaican term Spliff, which refers to a large joint or various non-addictive herbs. Specially manufactured rolling papers are most often used in industrialized countries; however, recycled brown paper and newspaper are commonly used in the developing world. A blunt is cannabis rolled with a cigar wrapper usually tobacco leaf, which contains nicotine. Pipes made for smoking cannabis, sometimes called pieces or bowls , are made of a variety of materials, including metal fittings, ceramic, borosilicate glass , stone, wood, bamboo among other materials.