Monthly Archives: May 2013

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

I first met Mary Going while studying Business at Mills College. Mills is the first women’s college west of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded around the same time California became a state and has garnered a reputation for liberal progressivism; it produces intelligent women in many areas, particularly social justice and civil rights activism. […]

ASTROLOGY: Feelin’ Frisky Taurus?

ASTROLOGY: Feelin’ Frisky Taurus?

TAURUS April 20-May 20 You’re always feeling so frisky aren’t you? Well get ready to whip it out and pound it home, your existential mind meanderings are leading you to an epiphany so bright that CFL bulb above your head is shining even brighter.  GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Sometime you should really introduce each of […]

Could They Be Saved?

Could They Be Saved?

I must confess to a sense of profound discomfort. The feeling began as soon as I heard of Angelina Jolie’s decision to have both her breasts removed as a preventive mastectomy, and has increased up until this very moment. I knew I had to write about this urgent public health issue, but every possible commentary […]

Cabinet Urges Obama To Respect Voters and Allow Taxation and Regulation of Marijuana

Cabinet Urges Obama To Respect Voters and Allow Taxation and Regulation of Marijuana

PHOTO: Jill Stein. Text provided by Green Shadow Cabinet Today, the Green Shadow Cabinet sent President Obama and others in the administration a report that recommends the federal government respect democracy and federalism by allowing implementation of laws that would regulate and tax marijuana in Washington and Colorado, as well as laws in 18 states and the District of Columbia that allow […]

Jonesin’ For Weed: Can People Really Crave Marijuana?

Jonesin’ For Weed: Can People Really Crave Marijuana?

The field of psychology is abuzz this month because our manual for diagnosing clinical disorders is being re-released and will be chock-full of modifications (DSM-5). The proposed changes are particularly relevant to my own work because the newest edition is reorganizing how we diagnose cannabis related disorders. The most notable change is the addition of […]

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

PHOTO: San Francisco’s Apothecarium is located at 2095 Market Street in San Francisco. In the early 1990s, Dennis Peron opened the first medical marijuana dispensary on the corner of Church and Market in San Francisco’s historic Castro District, a cultural and political center for the world’s LGBT community as well as a hotbed for political civil rights […]

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

PHOTO: by Alx Bacca, me at 18.  I usually do not want to talk about having Crohn’s Disease. It is just a reality I have lived with for nine years, but never exactly dinner table discussion or an amusing anecdote shared with friends over drinks. It has been not just a major inconvenience in my life; […]

Grown Women Smoking Pot in Movies

Grown Women Smoking Pot in Movies

PHOTO: Grandma’s Boy, 2006, Twentieth Century Fox I wanted to find a big list of movies where grown women smoke cannabis and aren’t depicted as blithering idiots under the influence. It was harder than I ever thought it would be. I am not talking about documentaries or anything heavy here. I am talking about light […]

REVIEW: Tea Tree Therapy Toothpaste

REVIEW: Tea Tree Therapy Toothpaste

These days, all sorts of gross stuff ends up in your toothpaste–detergents, chemicals, additives, artificial sweeteners and even pesticides! If you wouldn’t want to eat it, why would you want to smear it all over your teeth? Unfortunately, the hardest part to switching away from processed chemical products to natural ones is finding one that […]

Why Have Most Of The Women I Have Met Been Sexually Abused?

Why Have Most Of The Women I Have Met Been Sexually Abused?

by Janelle Adamska Smoking to inhale, I try to remember to breathe. Not breathing=Not feeling. I’m really good at not breathing. See, when I was a kid I could just make myself stop, but I learned early the body is resilient and will force you to breathe again and again. Time passes and you’re back […]