Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Who’da Funk It? wins CRC Battle of the Bands

By Tommy Verdone

April 1, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

On Thursday evening in the Student Union Ballroom, the Cannabis Reform Coalition’s annual Battle of the Bands got off to a slow start, but had an explosive ending. The show started around 6:10 p.m. and ran until just afte...

Former police officer: War on Drugs failed

By Chelsie Field

November 15, 2012

Filed under Crime, News

Jack Cole spends his days speaking out against current American drug policy, traveling around and talking to any group interested in hearing what he has to say about what he calls drug policy “failure” in the United St...

CRC holds Cannabis Colloquium

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

October 19, 2011

Filed under Campus News

Advocates for marijuana have been fighting the system for many years now. Yesterday in the Student Union ballroom, the Cannabis Reform Coalition held an event to encourage marijuana activists to keep fighting and to educate the community about the marijuana culture. The eve...

A step in the right legal direction

By Billy Rainsford

April 21, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

Extravaganja, of course, is the famed yearly festival where the town of Amherst plays host to marijuana reform activists from all over the Northeast United States. The event is certainly controversial, if for no other reason t...

A Disorganized Festival

By Jaron Lewin Berlin

April 21, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

According to the Cannabis Reform Coalition, Extravaganja is intended to “increase active support for marijuana legislation.” On two days this past weekend, law enforcement allowed people to gather in the commons of Amherst and sm...

Marijuana legalization proposition to come on Election Day

By Matthew M. Robare

September 28, 2010

Filed under Archives

On Election Day, in addition to voting for officials and on ballot initiatives, 5.625 percent of Massachusetts voters will be asked if their representative should support the legalization of marijuana. Amherst is one of the towns where that question will be asked.           ...

‘Ganja sizzles despite rain

By Andrew Sheridan

April 19, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Music

Amherst Common once again played host to the annual cannabis celebration known as Extravaganja on Saturday. For the 19th consecutive year, the common was flooded with people, unwashed masses milling, moving and dancing under a...