Olivia Monahan

Chicana journalist, editor, educator, and organizer in Sacramento whose sole focus is to shed light on stories on our most impacted and marginalized communities, but even more importantly, for those stories to humanize those normally left out. She is an Ida B Wells Investigative Journalism Fellow 2022 Finalist, a member of the Parenting Journalists Society, and has bylines in The Courier, The Sacramento Bee, The Americano, Submerge Magazine among others.

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We Need to Start Calling Brittney Griner What She Is: A Hostage

The House of Representatives announced they have passed Congressmen Greg Staton’s bipartisan resolution to push for the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner. In a recent interview, Terri Carmichael Jackson, executive director of the WNBA’s Player Association, said:   This resolution sends a clear message: that securing Brittney’s release must be the highest priority of the …

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Domestic Cannabis Suppression – How Legal Weed Made Weed Far More Illegal, and Dangerous, for Public Consumption

I remember the excitement a lot of people felt when recreational legalization of cannabis made it to the ballot in California. It felt like a dream come true to so many casual users. The idea of being able to walk into some Willy Wonka style canna-store full of foil packets and glass jars, bright colors …

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Senate Committee Holds Listening Session to Address Cannabis Sovereignty for Indigenous Tribes

Representatives from a variety of tribes came together Friday to share their feedback on cannabis related issues on tribal land. Although this was a Senate Committee hearing, it was considered ‘informal’ and there were no actual Senators present.  Testimony, which was given both in person and virtually, gave representatives from tribes such as Suquamish, Kumeyaay …

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When the Water Runs Dry: California Cannabis Cultivators Can Apply for Disaster Relief

California – They say there aren’t seasons in California, but anyone who lives there can tell you it’s not true. There’s Spring, Summer, Ultra Summer, and what inevitable results from the drawn out heat? Drought season (with fire season starting shortly after.) With Governor Gavin Newsom issuing three separate states of emergency in 2021 due …

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Thailand Becomes First Country in Asia to Remove Cannabis from the Narcotics List — and Will Give Away 1 Million Plants in the Process

As of today, Thailand has become the first country in Asia to remove marijuana from it’s narcotics list, making the plant legal to grow, smoke, and digest – at least for medical purposes.  “We [have always] emphasized using cannabis extractions and raw materials for medical purposes and for health…” Thai Health Minister and Deputy Prime …

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Is Cannatech Heading for a Crash: Dutchie the Latest Company to Eliminate a Percentage of Their Workforce

In what is beginning to feel like a case of deja vu, Oregon-based cannabis tech company Dutchie is the latest in recent weeks to lay off a percentage of its employees citing a sudden and dramatic market shift. The company, which employed over 700 people, slashed 8% of their product and recruiting teams in a …

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