Monthly Archives: June 2013

Why More Nurses and Student Nurses Need to Join the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA)

Why More Nurses and Student Nurses Need to Join the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA)

The American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) was founded in 2010 by Mary Lynn Mathre (RN, MSN, CARN), and Ed Glick (BS, AD, Nursing) along with a small group of other nurses and supporters who have cared for patients who use cannabis to treat their illnesses. Nurses who advocate for medical cannabis, or are patients themselves, […]

Are Contaminants In Cannabis A Serious Concern Or A Manageable Side Effect Of Prohibition?

Are Contaminants In Cannabis A Serious Concern Or A Manageable Side Effect Of Prohibition?

Toxins and pesticides in legal marijuana have been in the news lately.  “Alarmingly high” pesticide residuals were found in cannabis tested at the Werc Shop, a cannabis analytical lab in Pasadena, California. Are contaminants in cannabis a “serious concern” or a manageable side effect of prohibition? The Werc Shop study, published in the Journal of […]

Edward Snowden: Why You Should Know His Name

Edward Snowden: Why You Should Know His Name

by Amber Noël Sunday, June 9th the Guardian posted yet another article on the ongoing exposure of the overwhelming National Security Administration’s (NSA) PRISM program. This time it was not just a piece about the NSA, but about the whistleblower behind the leak, Edward Snowden. Snowden is a 29-year-old infrastructure analyst who, until recently, worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, […]

Sex Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights

Sex Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights

by Kristen Aldrich I am not a sex worker, I am an ally to sex workers and I want to add my voice to their voices. I am not here to talk for sex workers. They don’t need me to talk for them. Enough people have talked for sex workers for long enough. I want to […]

Meditation May Be More Effective To Treat Anxiety Than Pills

Meditation May Be More Effective To Treat Anxiety Than Pills

In a world of constant noise and stimulation, it might seem difficult to find any kind of tranquility. With the skyrocketing rates of prescribed anxiety medication and a growing level of neurosis, people are having a lot of trouble cutting through all the ruckus to actually enjoy some peace and quiet. That’s why neuroscientists have […]

Women, Take Up Your Hoes!

Women, Take Up Your Hoes!

The smell of fresh moist soil is thick in the air. My hands are covered in dirt, caked under my nails. In front of me is a beautiful, vivid, green little tomato plant, just a baby still; but I can see how its leaves are beginning to grow, the pink hued stem now donning little […]

NSFW: How To Tuck Your Junk For Drag

NSFW: How To Tuck Your Junk For Drag

A lot goes into the temporary illusion of transforming oneself from male to female. You have to get the body together (and yes, I am talking about Nair). You have to spend a good deal of money on the look, and you have to create a fucking work of art on the face. But the […]

REVIEW: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

REVIEW: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

Dr. Bronner was a passionate man who covered his soap labels in mantras and poetry relating to his life philosophy of ‘All-One Or None!’ If you still haven’t heard of this soap, around since 1948, it’s time to tune in. These Castile soaps made from hemp, extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and essential oils, are […]

Being Honest With Ourselves About Drug Use

Being Honest With Ourselves About Drug Use

PHOTO: William S. Burroughs When I was in high school, I really loved William Burroughs. I used to want to move to Morocco by way of a time machine so it could be the 1950s and also, I could be a gay man because otherwise, Burroughs probably wouldn’t have cared that much about me, sexually. […]

PLAYLIST: Tough Bitches

PLAYLIST: Tough Bitches

This is a long ode to all the women in music who have either directly or inadvertently redefined feminism, allowed us to express ourselves or paved the way for more women in popular culture. Some of this may surprise you. This list covers 100 years of recorded music and we feel we hit a lot […]