Monthly Archives: August 2013

Corporate Persons Are Diagnosably Sociopathic

Corporate Persons Are Diagnosably Sociopathic

United States law has long declared that corporations are “persons,” not “natural persons,” like you and me, but “legal persons”, with many of the same rights as natural persons, including, thanks to the Supreme Court in 2010, the right to contribute unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns. So, since we probably have more dealings with […]

Five Hemp Essentials

Five Hemp Essentials

PHOTO: “Hemp For Victory” a United States government campaign aimed at getting American farmers to plant more hemp during World War II. Hemp is the misunderstood sister of marijuana. While both plants are scientifically classified as Cannabis, hemp does not produce psychoactive flowers, or buds, which you can smoke. Hemp has been used throughout history for a […]

Thank You Anonymous, Whoever You Are

Thank You Anonymous, Whoever You Are

Thank you Anonymous, whoever you are. Gone are the days where the public can be convinced to be afraid of you, because the public is you, you have compassion, a clear moral code and the ability to leave corrupt governments scrambling in your wake. You bring justice to those that would have been swept under […]

Mixed Praise for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Conditional Veto

Mixed Praise for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Conditional Veto

PHOTO: Meghan Wilson and her two-year-old daughter Vivian Wilson, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome. Marijuana has been proven to alleviate the devastating damage caused by the seizures Vivian suffers. On Friday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made a surprising decision in his conditional veto of S2842, a bill intended to ease medical marijuana restrictions for children. […]

Don’t Let My Daughter Die, Governor Christie

Don’t Let My Daughter Die, Governor Christie

  “It’s surreal,” says Brian Wilson. “We’re on vacation at the Jersey Shore, but today at our vacation rental there was an ABC News press van, we were live on The Lead with Jake Tapper, and I prerecorded an interview with Anderson Cooper.” Wilson is the father of 2-year-old Vivian Wilson, who suffers from Dravet […]

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray “Occupy” Lewis: Legalize Marijuana & Marriage Equality, Ban Fracking

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray “Occupy” Lewis: Legalize Marijuana & Marriage Equality, Ban Fracking

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher I’ve run into the incomparable Ray “Occupy” Lewis at Occupy demonstrations and a few Smokedown Prohibition Philadelphia protests at which we both spoke. I’m always grateful and honored to see him at these functions inspiring people with his views on cannabis legalization, marriage equality, women’s reproductive rights, free speech and the reasons we […]

A Modest Proposal On Rape Prevention (NSFW)

A Modest Proposal On Rape Prevention (NSFW)

In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote a satirical piece to answer the question of mass starvation in British occupied Ireland, suggesting Irish couples eat their children since there seemed to be no other solution aside from the British no longer controlling them: “I am assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London; that […]

Our Run In With The Law: How A Local Cop Decided My Husband Was A Drug Kingpin

Our Run In With The Law: How A Local Cop Decided My Husband Was A Drug Kingpin

The definition of irony is when words are used to convey the opposite of their typical or literal meaning. It may also be what happened to my family on May 1st, 2013. My husband had stepped outside barefoot to play cops and robbers with a gaggle of squealing children: our infant son who was already […]

Jessica Catalano’s Top 10 Gardening Supplies & Seed Companies

Jessica Catalano’s Top 10 Gardening Supplies & Seed Companies

10) Greenhouse Seed Company In 1985, Arjan (The King of Cannabis) founded The Green House Seed Company in Amsterdam. This company has been killing it for years as far as genetics are concerned. A man after my own heart, Arjan obsessively collected genetics from all over the world to ensure breeding that would produce high […]

RECIPE: Oyster Mushroom Chowder With Kitchen-Grown Oyster Mushrooms

RECIPE: Oyster Mushroom Chowder With Kitchen-Grown Oyster Mushrooms

Awhile back, I bought this kit at Whole Foods to grow my own mushrooms. I thought it was pretty cool, but I had tempered expectations. I am the Dexter of the plant kingdom – nothing survives me. I was pleasantly surprised that these mushrooms flourished and I have become slightly obsessed with them (probably because […]