This Chicago Cannabis Advocacy Website Lets Visualizations Do the Talking

Despite Chicago decriminalizing marijuana possession in 2012, the state of Illinois has earned a reputation as the least friendly state in the nation for marijuana users. What does that look like? Rather than citing citizens as they are allowed, Chicago PD is arresting people for small amounts of marijuana at alarming rates. Arrest Chicago, a cannabis advocacy site, lets the numbers do the talking.

Up In Smoke: Exhaled Smoke Art

Many artists use marijuana to get the creative juices flowing while making art, but Brazilian Artist Fernando De La Rocque literally uses it in his creations. By blowing cannabis smoke onto precut stencils, the artist makes sepia images of religious and political icons. With his controversial work, De La Rocque shares his opinion that the substance should be decriminalized, stating, “more important than freedom to smoke marijuana is the freedom to think about it and make art with it.”

How Prop 19 Will Change Marijuana in California

On November 2nd, Californians will vote on Proposition 19, which could legalize the sale, taxation and regulation of marijuana in the financially bankrupt state. Cannabis is already California’s largest cash crop, generating over $15 billion in sales each year. That’s over three times the profit of wine grapes grown in the state. Their campaign was produced and funded by I Shot Him Because I Loved Him, Damn Him, a cause-driven design studio. Make sure to check out their Prop 19 site, TheNewLeaf.org, for more on this pertinent issue.