Law & Politics

Law & Politics

Normalize It: Author David Schmader’s Quest for Cannabis Acceptance

Seattle writer David Schmader is a cheerleader. Not in the sense that he grabs literal pompoms and heads to a…
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What Happened to Occupy Wall Street?

As the dust settles on the Arab Spring in Northern Africa, the situation in New York City’s Zuccotti Park is…
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Hate Speech and “Fake News”

British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica made waves by interfering in the 2016 presidential election, accumulating data from Facebook users under…
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The End Is AI

William Miller dropped to his knees and begged the heavens for a sign. Miller’s biblical doomsday predictions had attracted a…
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End 4/20 Shame: Ending the Cannabis Stigma Through Social Media

Will pot get you blocked on social media? The answer is at once “yes” and “no.” The guidelines change regularly—one…
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New York’s Bootleg Weed

Growing up, there was always someone hustling something—whether it was the elote man, someone selling bootleg movies and kicks, or…
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America’s Revolving Door

Robert Smith didn’t have much of a chance growing up. Before going to prison, he went to jail, and before…
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The Rising Cost of Living

In the past five years, average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Seattle spiked 35 percent. The city’s median home…
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Cannabis Sanctuaries

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum in January, the cannabis industry was left reeling. In the case…
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Solving the Opioid Crisis

Overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 65, claiming more than 100 lives a…
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