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Brittney Griner is Coming Home

By Lauren Andrews.  Brittney Yevette Griner is a two time Olympic medalist and three time All-American and WNBA superstar. She helped the United States women's national basketball team win gold in 2016 and 2020. During the course of her basketball career, she sustained injuries to her ankles, knees, and spine, and like a growing number of athletes, she and her doctor chose cannabis for pain management. Griner, a Black, queer woman, spent her 32nd birthday in a Russian prison.

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Somewhere Higher With You: Cannabis Club Recap 10.19.2022

  Our first in-person event was a beautiful and inspiring experience. As our Communication Director Jay Nathan put it, “we laughed. we cried. we felt alllll the feels.” The community showed up and engaged in a powerful conversation on the realities of living under prohibition and the post-prohibition future we envision together for Appalachia. Folks shared their most heartfelt, personal and challenging experiences. We laughed and shared our love for the plant. We learned together and from each other. We enjoyed a beautiful, moving film that we feel so fortunate to have been able to watch together. Our founding board members met IRL for the first time ever (yes, we are 100% remote!). As one of our attendees wisely said,...

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Cannabis Club with Legalize Appalachia: An evening film screening and community discussion // 10.19.22

Different Wrld and Garden Party present Cannabis Club with Legalize Appalachia, an evening film screening and workshop discussion to collectively envision the post-prohibition future of Appalachian cannabis access.   We’re thrilled to announce the film we’ll be screening at @differentwrld in Asheville on Oct. 19th.  ✨ Somewhere Higher is a spectacularly beautiful short film about cannabis by director Mohammad Gorjestani.  “There will come a time when the criminalization and marginalization of cannabis use will seem wild and absurd,” he says. “This film is meant to be a document and expression of that idea, and also just be a fun, colorful marijuana mixtape to enjoy with a joint or edible. ✨ Join us for a screening of Somewhere Higher, a community conversation...

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How Can We Access Quality Medical Cannabis Information in the Prohibition South?

I am a chronic illness sufferer and future Medical Cannabis (MC) patient living in a prohibition state. I need to access high-quality medical information and advice from medical professionals about how to incorporate the whole cannabis plant into my routines. However, when I’ve attempted to find compassionate, knowledgeable specialists, or been honest with my care-providers, I’ve been met with push-back, confusion and doctor bias to the point of distraction.

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Zine on the Scene

Art is fuel for activism, and zines have been a source of inspiration and underground information for decades. These DIY publications combine art, writing, and often a call to action around an issue that’s been misconstrued in other media. A zine is a powerful labor of love and agent of change. Legalize Appalachia’s zine, Cannabis For All Y’all, is proud to join more than ​​10,000 zines in the Barnard College Zine Library at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York.  Zines in their collection are added to a worldwide union catalog so anyone around the world can order them via Interlibrary Loan. They are also added to Columbia University’s online catalog, which allows researchers who may never have heard...

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