"A person can still be punished for a simple high-five at Shakopee."
"'Medical support may not serve as an immediate recovery fix, but as Marino said, 'the alternative to a safe or supervised consumption site is an unsafe and unsupervised site.'"
"While these lines are not replacements for professional help, they can be used for support when all other options have been exhausted."
"When we honor those who have passed, it’s important to celebrate those still breathing around us, integrated in the trans liberation struggle today."
"Essentially: If we, as a culture, are more compassionate towards drug users, it’s more likely they’ll ask for help should they need it."
"Hospitals across the country can legally test pregnant women for drugs without their consent, and any positive toxicology results can be shared with police."
"However, not all social networks are created the same."
"Along with other patients, for years she recognized that a recreational market would make it worse for people like her, since the system wouldn’t fully consider their rights — because the law would begin treating cannabis as something exclusively recreational rather than also medical."
"While PTSD is a very serious condition, as trauma does not discriminate, the framework of C-PTSD helps us understand how trauma impacts childhood development and sense of self."
"Fab is quick to reveal the reality for Black and Brown communities affected by the race gap in marijuana arrests, and how even prominent musicians like Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday were targeted under racist drug policies."
"1:1s shouldn’t be focused exclusively on what’s wrong; they should also be opportunities for praise. "
"If your state doesn’t already have at-home cultivation legislation in place, you have a chance to step up and fight for it."