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Medical cannabis proposals blaze across the South

Three more Southern states could soon create medical cannabis programs.  State legislators in Alabama, Kentucky and South Carolina have filed or pre-filed bills establishing such programs.  These states would join Mississippi, the latest state to adopt a medical cannabis program, making it the 35th state to legalize medical cannabis. Mississippi used a ballot measure to get medical [...]

By |2021-01-11T11:59:26-06:00January 8, 2021|Politics, Story|

Feeling some type of way? Contact your lawmaker

Education. Taxes. Healthcare. Zoning ordinances. Roads. Benefits. Your elected officials make a lot of decisions that affect your life at the local, state and federal levels. And you have the power to influence their decisions – whether it’s through your personal story, your expertise or your persistence. The 2021 legislative [...]

By |2021-01-07T14:50:45-06:00January 7, 2021|Politics, Story|

New cannabis trade group hopes to ‘revolutionize’ Mississippi economy

Mississippi now has a trade association to provide information and support to those hoping to participate in the state’s soon-to-be medical marijuana program.  The newly formed Mississippi Cannabis Trade Association aims to help people interested in growing, cultivating and distributing medical cannabis, said founding member Melvin C. Robinson III.   “Mississippians are known for agriculture. [...]

By |2020-12-16T14:33:55-06:00December 16, 2020|Economy, Story|

Looking for better sex education? Try these resources

If you read our series on purity culture and sex education in the South and you’re hoping to make sex education better for your children and community, we’ve complied a list of resources to help you have better conversations about sexuality and relationships.   For parents  Talking to your children about their bodies and sex can be [...]

By |2021-01-08T15:28:24-06:00December 10, 2020|Health, Reckon|Women, Story|

Experts say purity culture teaches boys an unrealistic view of sexuality

The gender roles assigned to men via purity culture further perpetuate sexual dissatisfaction and unrealistic relationship expectations, sex educators say.   While a large portion of research on purity culture has focused on how the ideology has affected women and girls, these same gender expectations enforce an unrealistic view of [...]

By |2021-01-08T14:58:24-06:00December 9, 2020|Health, Life & Culture, Reckon|Women, Story|