How Rodney Hampton Turned a Cannabis Arrest Into A Black-Owned Dispensary

After nearly three decades, the same line of work that got Hampton arrested is now a thriving legal business—and he wants in. “I went from being dehumanized on these same streets twenty seven years ago, to now being able to be a part of the cannabis industry and provide for my family by doing what I like,” he said.

Published June 26, 2019 by Psychedelic Times


“No Blank Check”⁠—Psychedelic Activists Tread Warily After Decrim Wins

Psychedelic activists in Oakland and Denver determine how best to educate the public and sustain support after their historic reforms.

Published June 25, 2019 by Filter Magazine.


Cannabis Home-Growers in New Mexico Offer An Alternative to Recreational Sales

Joseph Ramirez of Lordsburg, NM explains how he uses a state-issued personal production license to grow his own medical marijuana.

Published June 7, 2019 by Psychedelic Times.


Oakland Decriminalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms and Plants in Council Vote

On June 4, the City Council of Oakland, California unanimously voted in favor of a resolution to decriminalize naturally-occurring psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, iboga and psychoactive cacti. 

Published June 5, 2019 by Filter Magazine.


How One City Invests Cannabis Tax Dollars Into Black-Owned Businesses

In Portland, the NuLeaf Project, a nonprofit organization, made business grants to two black-owned small cannabis businesses earlier this year. It plans to assist many more businesses with future grants.

Published June 3, 2019 by Filter Magazine.

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