Monthly Archives: September 2013

REVIEW: Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha

REVIEW: Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha

A few years ago, drinking kombucha was something of a “crunchy” hippy practice. Creating it involves fermenting cultures in barrels, and looks a little funny with all the stringy cultures swimming around. The bottles would often explode because of the natural effervescence that comes in the fermentation process. But then it starting popping up in […]

My Best Friend Rachel Hoffman Was Murdered At 23-Years-Old

My Best Friend Rachel Hoffman Was Murdered At 23-Years-Old

Pictures courtesy of Elizabeth Patty-Lugo and the Hoffman family unless otherwise noted. I was less than one mile south and about five minutes away from my best friend when she was shot point-blank five times with the gun she was ordered by police to purchase. Rachel Hoffman had been a confidential informant with the Tallahassee […]

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Recently, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg of “Lean In” fame came under fire (again) for being an out-of-touch opportunist. Despite its founder being worth an estimated $400 million, someone from the “Lean In” organization posted an ad for an unpaid intern. Thinking about the absurdity of a young woman providing unpaid help to an organization founded by […]

Poor Training Of Narcotics Officers Contributes To Culture Of Ignorance

Poor Training Of Narcotics Officers Contributes To Culture Of Ignorance

In the last few weeks I have received several articles that concern an aspect of the Drug War that has not been addressed– the role of law enforcement training in unconstitutional policing. These articles represent views on individual failures of the criminal justice system but ignore the systemic issues of how we train our law […]

Stylin’ Hemp Clothes And Accessories On Etsy

Stylin’ Hemp Clothes And Accessories On Etsy

Hemp for a Healthy Future via Hemp History Week: Hemp is the distinct oilseed and fiber varieties of the plant species Cannabis sativa L. It is a tall, slender, fibrous plant that has been cultivated worldwide for over 10,000 years. A nutrition powerhouse, hemp is also an environmentally sustainable solution for potentially thousands of products ranging from […]

Thank You For Not Smoking

Thank You For Not Smoking

In a recent editorial discussing the FDA and e-cigarettes,The Christian Science Monitor asks: Should the agency [FDA] assume that millions of Americans choose to be nicotine addicts, with the federal role simply to make the use of electronic cigarettes as safe as possible? Or should the FDA see this powerful addiction as inherently wrong, both for individuals […]

Activist Targeted And Beaten By DEA Agents Faces Charges Of Assault On Federal Officer

Activist Targeted And Beaten By DEA Agents Faces Charges Of Assault On Federal Officer

*In the interest of full transparency, it should be noted that the author was present during the raids covering the event for another media outlet. This is both a first-hand and researched account of the raid. Before 6am PST on April 2, 2012, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) raided […]

Summit Sweet Skunk Coffee Facial, Hair and Cellulite Scrub

Summit Sweet Skunk Coffee Facial, Hair and Cellulite Scrub

Pampering yourself doesn’t have to be expensive because there are a few tricks you can employ in the comfort of your own home that will save you time and money. This simple coffee scrub uses recycled coffee grounds combined with Summit Sweet Skunk and can be used in three different ways to leave your skin […]

How I Stopped Using Foundation

How I Stopped Using Foundation

In my teenage years, I caked liquid foundation all over my face. The irony of that was I had perfect skin, there was nothing to cover up. All those clogged pores converted to zits and then I was trapped, I needed the foundation to cover the acne. I converted to expensive face washes and mineral […]

Bloody Vaginas Are Funny, So Laugh!

Bloody Vaginas Are Funny, So Laugh!

Humans are funny. I don’t mean that we have such fantastic senses of humor and can find something to laugh at in every situation, since a lot of people can’t. I mean, the physicality of humans is hysterical. That’s why farts make children, and some of us grown-ups as well, laugh; that’s why toilet humor […]