Posts Tagged ‘marijuana’

Marijuana Policy Project Cancels Playboy Mansion Fundraiser, Citing Obvious Reasons

Rob Kampia with Chief of Staff Alison Green
Last month, Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Rob Kampia took a three-month leave of absence from the nation's leading pot advocacy organization in order to receive therapy for his "hypersexualized" condition. In the office, symptoms of that condition included: Pursuing MPP employees for sex, sending e-mails to a [...]

“The Breast Massage Will Happen”: Inside the Culture of Sexual Harassment at the Marijuana Policy Project

For 15 years, Rob Kampia has served as executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), a nonprofit group dedicated to the reform of marijuana laws. In that capacity, Kampia, 41, has pursued two goals. One is the steady advancement of the organization, which he founded out of his Adams Morgan home in 1995. And [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: Counter-Culture, Misogyny, and Weed

In "Weed Culture Is Boob Culture," I argued that women feel alienated from the pot advocacy movement because female stoners are marketed as objects (above) instead of heroes (every pot movie ever). Yes, boobs are used to sell everything from beer to hamburgers, but it's particularly depressing when misogyny rears its ugly head in the [...]

Weed Culture Is Boob Culture

Why aren't there more female marijuana activists, Marijuana Policy Project employee Laura Greenback asks in High Times. Ooh! Pick me! I know the answer!
It's not that women don't like smoking weed. We do. And it's not that we don't care about the ass-backwards war on drugs—despite Greenback's fears, half of the MPP's top staff are [...]