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.” [Read more...]
The quest to legalize marijuana has been long and arduous. For over 40 years the legalization movement has been gaining support — from 12% public support in 1969 to roughly 50% support in 2011 — more people than ever are in favor of legalization. According to the graphic below, these numbers rise astronomically to 70% in favor of legalizing doctor-prescribed marijuana. Still, state and federal lawmakers are among the minority of supporters. Many believe in the criminalization of marijuana, regardless of its proven track record for being a better alternative — and less grim reaper friendly — than prescription drugs and legal self-medication. [Read more...]
Times they are a changing. With record numbers of Americans supporting the legalization of marijuana, and many states allowing the use of the plant for medical purposes, it seems as if the tide of opinion in the nation may be poised for drastic change. This graphic, created in a collaboration between GOOD and Column Five, looks at where people stand on the issue, narrowing the focus to demographics such as age and political standing. The graphic also looks at the current legal policy for each state regarding medical marijuana. What do you think this means for future legislation? [Read more...]
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.