May 10th, 2010VIDEO: Women's Marijuana Movement launched in Denver
The Women's Marijuana Movement is launched at a news conference inside the Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver. Among the women who participated were mothers, professionals, college students, drug treatment counselors, medical marijuana patients, and even a former anti-drug activist.
May 8th, 2010Pot activists enlisting moms for legalization push
Moms got tougher drunk-driving laws on the books and were directly responsible for passing and then repealing alcohol Prohibition. Now marijuana activists are trying to enlist the nation's mothers in legalization efforts with a sales pitch that pot is safer than booze.
May 7th, 2010Mothers for marijuana
On the eve of Mother’s Day weekend, a group of women held a press conference at the State Capitol in hopes of changing the face of the pro-marijuana movement.
May 7th, 2010Mothers for Marijuana: Women's Marijuana Movement Launched
Just in time for Mother’s Day, women from all age groups and from all walks of life came out to Colorado’s State Capitol in Denver to help launch the Women’s Marijuana Movement.
May 7th, 2010Support for Marijuana Legalization Grows Among Moms
Mothers for marijuana? There's a movement gaining momentum that asks people to reconsider drug policies that punish pot users.
May 6th, 2010Marijuana movement for women urges: Spill the beans to your mom about pot on Mother's Day
For the most part, the marijuana movement has long been seen as a predominantly male group -- but that's about to change. Just in time for Mothers Day, a variety of local pot activists (most of them female) are launching the Women's Marijuana Movement with the belief that the fairer sex will be integral to ending marijuana prohibition.
May 6th, 2010Support Marijuana? Then Celebrate “Tell Your Mothers” Day!
I don’t mean to stereotype here, but if you are a member of the Alternet community, it is likely that you support marijuana policy reform. Heck, you may even enjoy using it every now and then. This is nothing to be embarrassed about or ashamed of. Using marijuana is no different than drinking alcohol – except for the fact that marijuana is far less harmful.
May 6th, 2010Mother's Day Message: Legalize Pot
Just in time for Mother's Day, a group of women is urging mothers to join their fight...to fully legalize marijuana. The national Women's Marijuana Movement launched in Denver Thursday with a press conference at the Colorado State Capitol. Members say that -regardless of whether you use pot or not- the fight against it is tearing families apart and wasting government resources.
May 6th, 2010Celebrating Mother's Day ... With Marijuana
Mother's Day is Sunday, so you might want to take Mom out for brunch and maybe buy her candy or some flowers or a brand new hat. Or you could just get her a nice bag of weed.
May 6th, 2010Mixing Mother's Day With Marijuana
Here's a new twist on the Mother's Day marketing: The newly formed Women's Marijuana Movement wants you to send mom an e-card to ask her support for legalizing marijuana.
May 5th, 2010A Mother's Day Pro-Marijuana Tea Party
Most Americans think of Mother's Day as a day of rest for our nation's moms. This year, however, I'm excited to be part of a new movement that is capitalizing on the holiday to encourage mothers nationwide to take a stand for ending federal marijuana prohibition and the devastating consequences it has brought to our families, our communities, and our nation.
May 3rd, 2010GOP mom pushes legal pot
As a self-described conservative Republican mother and activist, attorney Jessica Corry would seem to be a perfect fit for a Tea Party rally, a card-carrying member of the “Sarah Palin 2012” fan club. But this Mother’s Day, Correy is asking for moms across the nation to take a stand for marijuana. That’s FOR marijuana.
May 3rd, 2010A pro-pot Mother's Day tea party
While Americans view Mother's Day as one of rest for the nation's moms, I'm excited to be part of a new coalition that will utilize this holiday to call on our fellow mothers to take action.
April 26th, 2010Getting to Know You: The Face of the Marijuana Movement
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of catching up with Crystal Guess, founder of ALRM, Act to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana, based out of our nation’s capital. I was very fortunate when Crystal reached out to me on Facebook, and luckily, she agreed to be interviewed for this article. There are a lot of voices in the legalization lobby. We’ve got our heavy hitters like NORML and MPP, with their aggressive politics and corporate-like sensibility. On the other...
January 12th, 2010Meet Republican Mom for Pot Legalization, Jessica Corry
Jessica Peck Corry is a Denver-based attorney, public policy analyst, and political strategist. She has been highlighted as one of Colorados most influential women by the Denver Examiner and named one of Colorados top political Movers and Shakers by the Colorado Statesman.
December 8th, 2009Moms Say Marijuana is Safer Than Alcohol
In a feature story on a Phoenix news station, a mom discusses the relative safety of marijuana compared to alcohol, as well as the efforts underway to end marijuana prohibition so that people are no longer being steered toward drinking and away from making the safer choice.
November 1st, 2009GOP Mom for Marijuana
Republican mom and Women's Marijuana Movement founding member Jessica Corry appears on Fox News Channel to discuss marijuana policy reform and why conservatives and mothers should support it.
October 21st, 2009Reefer Sanity: The Marijuana Lobby Goes Mainstream
In an act of merciful sanity, the Obama administration has made good on its promise to stop interfering with states that allow the medical use of marijuana. Clink-clink, hear-hear, salud, cheers, et cetera, et cetera. The announcement from Attorney General Eric Holder surely comes as a relief to the many who rely on cannabis to ease suffering from various ailments. This new, relaxed approach doesn't let drug traffickers off the hook. It merely means that 14 states that...
October 1st, 2009Women and Marijuana
The Today Show on NBC discusses the growing number of "educated, career-minded women who regularly smoke marijuana." Guests include a professional woman who enjoys using marijuana, as well as Marie Claire editor-in-chief Joanna Coles and Dr. Julie Holland, a psychiatrist at the NYU School of Medicine. All three women seem to agree that marijuana poses far fewer negative side effects than alcohol, and that there should not be such a stigma surrounding it.
September 30th, 2009Stiletto Stoners
They've got killer careers and enviable social lives. They're also major potheads. Why are so many smart, successful women lighting up in their off-hours? Jennifer Pelham* kicks off her black Marc Jacobs pumps, slips out of her trim Theory blazer, and collapses on the couch. The 29-year-old corporate attorney for one of Manhattan's top law firms has just clocked another 12-hour day, and though it's over, she's having a hard time shaking off her...