True to her closely-held ideals, Lauren Payne has invested most of her adult life to serving those without a voice. Her dedication comes with experience from all corners of the country, giving her a unique geographic and cultural perspective. Her professional experience includes various efforts to change the world. Lauren holds a JD from New England School of Law and a BA in Social Psychology from New College of Florida. Her professional interests include drug policy reform, feminist legal theory, voting reform, felon rights restoration, and peace activism. She lives and plays in Oakland, California. Lauren is a freelance writer for Cannabis Now Magazine.