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Cannabis Supporting Community through COVID

By: Katriñe Arnedo, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator for Community Food Share Rick is a caregiver for his mom, who has early onset dementia. Since December, Rick has been unable to work and, for the first time in life, needed to ask for food assistance this March. “It has really helped...

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Cannabis Supporting Community through COVID

Inmates Integrate Into a New Normal in Wake of COVID

One of the many vexing problems facing lawmakers these days is how to keep the COVID-19 virus away from vulnerable, tightly-packed prison populations. Efforts continue to early release non-violent inmates, including cannabis offenders, from prison because of the pandemic.
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The Reentry Initiative staff, volunteers, and participants enjoying a Thanksgiving & Christmas Themed Alumni Group before the pandemic.

“Illegal Smile” and John Prine Style

And if you see me tonightWith an illegal smileIt don’t cost very muchAnd it lasts a long whileWon’t you please tell the manI didn’t kill anyoneI was just trying to have me some fun.-- John Prine 1971 John Prine insisted that “Illegal Smile” is not about cannabis.  Of course, it is. What...

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“Illegal Smile” and John Prine Style

Remembering Charlotte Figi

Charlotte Figi, the young girl with Dravet’s syndrome whose story became the face of the healing properties of cannabidiol and helped change laws around the world, died Tuesday, likely of complications from the COVID-19 virus. This is sad news indeed. Figi’s story was first seen on the Sanjay...

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Remembering Charlotte Figi

Forgiveness and Transformation

By Emily Kleeman, Executive Director of The Reentry Initiative Through The Gates, A Warm Welcome The waiting area in prison is bustling with DOC Officers checking in for their shifts.  They lay out their belongings one by one, silver handcuffs, keys, a badge and a lunch box.  It’s...

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Forgiveness and Transformation

Restorative Justice and Legal Cannabis: It’s Common Sense

By: Kathleen McGoey, Executive Director of Longmont Community Justice Partnership When I talk to someone new to the concept of restorative justice, the most common responses I hear are: “That sounds like common sense. Why aren’t we doing more of that? This country needs more restorative...

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Restorative Justice and Legal Cannabis: It’s Common Sense

Terrapin for the People: We Plant Local Roots

Terrapin Care Station is committed to planting local roots. From our entrance into the cannabis industry in 2009, Terrapin Care Station has aimed for success, not only in business but in creating a socially-conscious movement to ensure our connection to the communities in which we operate. We...

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Terrapin for the People: We Plant Local Roots

Purpose-Driven, Business-Minded: Cannabis Doing Good

I typically don’t get emotional at the site of promotional logos, yet there I was.  As a small string section entertained the well-dressed attendees gathered inside the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s atrium in September 2017 for a fundraiser for The Gathering Place - an...

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Purpose-Driven, Business-Minded: Cannabis Doing Good