Top Marijuana Stories at Freedom Leaf 2015
By Chris Goldstein
2015 has been a great year for marijuana reform. It was also our first full year of publishing Freedom Leaf Magazine.
We’ve covered political progress around the nation, interviewed celebrities, featured the latest in science, offered tasty recipes and given our readers the highest level of content about culture, music and even cannabis consumer dating.
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Top Freedom Leaf Magazine Articles, month-by-month
Paving the way to legalization in Oregon by Doug McVay
Doug interviews Anthony Johnson and takes us through the process to pass Measure 91. An intimate insight into the organizing and politics of successful legalization.
Endocannabinoids and the heart by Dr. Jahan Marcu
Cannabis and cannabinoids are good for the heart all year long.
Read the full Valentine’s Day Special
Interview with Dr. Carl Hart by Steve Bloom
Dr. Hart is one of nation’s foremost neuroscientists studying marijuana and other drugs. Hart is an outspoken critic of the drug war.
Surviving ALS with Cathy and Bob Jordan by Chris Goldstein and Dr. Jahan Marcu
Cathy has outlived most of her own doctors by using cannabis. The couple almost went to jail for a home garden in Florida. They won a legal fight and are winning a bigger battle for life itself.
The Story of 420 by Steve Hagar
How the term went from California slang to the American mainstream.
Read the full April issue here
Except of Willie Nelson’s book
The Music legend and cannabis/hemp enthusiast allowed us to print an excerpt of It’s a Long Story: My Life revealing his early experiences with cannabis.
The Cannabis Gender Gap by Paul Armentano
An insightful look at the differences between men and women on their views of marijuana.
Introduction to concentrates by Dru West
Shatters, wax and hash oils. The details on how they are made and how to consume them.
45 years of the Controlled Substances Act by Paul Armentano
The history of how modern marijuana prohibition began and how it continues.
Interview with PBS travel host Rick Steves by Steve Bloom
Steves has spent a career taking people around the world. He also was a strong voice for legalization at home in Washington State.
The surfer, stoner connection by Beth Mann
Beth takes us through the alliance between long boards and Mary Jane.
Marijuana, soldiers and PTSD by Chris Goldstein with photos by Mike Whiter
Dr. Sue Sisley is quoted in this exploration of the topic with striking photos by a Philly photographer and USMC combat veteran.
Campus cannabis guidelines by Norm Kent Esq.
Knowing your rights as a student and medical marijuana patient.
Interview with Drug Policy Alliance Director Ethan Nadelmann
Nadelmann leads the multi-million dollar non-profit, often appears in the press and gave an amazing Ted Talk this year.
Justin Trudeau wins in Canada by David Malmo-Levine
The young and charismatic son of a Prime Minister takes the lands highest job with the promise to legalize marijuana
Profiles of the women leading in advocacy and industry.
2015 A Banner Year for Reform by Paul Armentano
Paul takes us through the political victories this year that happened across the country.