Monthly Archives: March 2014

Dispensing Discrimination Against Dispensaries: Why is Medical Cannabis Signage Regulated?

Dispensing Discrimination Against Dispensaries: Why is Medical Cannabis Signage Regulated?

PHOTO: Phillip Pessar, Creative Commons Anywhere you drive in America, you are bombarded by strategically placed signage advertising a plethora of products to consumers on their daily commutes. Major retail chains and event centers advertise on billboards, along with alcohol and pharmaceutical companies. Businesses are allowed a certain amount of signage according to their community […]

On Becoming an Activist by Brian Wilson

On Becoming an Activist by Brian Wilson

I’m ashamed to say I didn’t even know New Jersey had a Medical Marijuana law on the books before we needed it. People fought for the bill for years, before the concept even entered our minds. People lost loved ones during that fight. I feel embarrassed, awful, apologetic, that when we needed the law, it […]

Grow Your Own, Part One: Starting a Garden

Grow Your Own, Part One: Starting a Garden

As cannabis use becomes more accepted throughout the world, many women are often faced with the prospect of growing their own supply, rather than relying on a private dispensary or other provider. Creating an indoor garden can seem overwhelming for a first time grower; however, do not let this deter you. This article is the […]

Saint Jude Retreats: America’s Non-12 Step & Non-Treatment Program

Saint Jude Retreats: America’s Non-12 Step & Non-Treatment Program

IMAGE: Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth Can someone else control you? Can they control your thoughts, your emotions, your decisions, actions or reactions? Some would argue that laws control you and your behavior. But people choose to break the law everyday in all kinds of ways, both large and small. Some would say that an employer […]

REVIEW/INTERVIEW: Nicole Atkins Tour and Album Drop

REVIEW/INTERVIEW: Nicole Atkins Tour and Album Drop

PHOTO: Kirk Stauffer, Creative Commons The uniquely designed Nectar Lounge is located at “The Center of the Universe” in Seattle’s well-known Fremont District. With a design allowing for a combined indoor/outdoor experience for patrons, Nectar Lounge is a smaller club but can still let you rock out like you’re at the front row of a […]

Trading a Loving Heart for a Purple Heart: The Travis Gilliland Story

Trading a Loving Heart for a Purple Heart: The Travis Gilliland Story

Trigger Warning: This article discusses military service, PTSD, suicide, and self-destructive substance abuse and contains disturbing passages that could be triggering, especially for those who have served or are serving in the military. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: you start talking with someone of a more liberal persuasion about cannabis legalization and/or […]

Attention Utah Rep. Patrice Arent: Medical Marijuana is Not a Joke

Attention Utah Rep. Patrice Arent: Medical Marijuana is Not a Joke

The crowd stood and erupted into applause when a committee of the Utah House of Representatives approved the proposed “Hemp Extract Bill” HB0105 recently. Many people applaud this bill, believing it is effectively legalizing cannabis in Utah. It unfortunately does not. HB0105 was designed to allow the purchase of low THC/high CBD cannabis oil for epileptic […]

Lady Business: Colorado Growhouse Realtor Rona Hanson

Lady Business: Colorado Growhouse Realtor Rona Hanson

Image: Vanessa Waltz/Silverkind Cannabis Jewelry Rona Hanson is Colorado’s next real estate agent.  Her company specializes in finding properties where people can safely grow marijuana in Colorado; her slogan is “Need Room to Grow?” Although marijuana has been legalized in Colorado for both recreational and medicinal purposes and state residents are legally allowed to grow marijuana, there […]

Jersey Strong: Meghan and Brian Wilson on CNN’s Weed 2: Cannabis Madness

Jersey Strong: Meghan and Brian Wilson on CNN’s Weed 2: Cannabis Madness

The Wilson family relocated from New Jersey to Colorado last month,  and the day after their arrival they wrapped up filming for Sanjay Gupta’s “Weed 2: Cannabis Madness” documentary, which aired tonight on CNN. In the midst of unpacking and settling into their new home in Denver, the activist super-parents took time for a quick […]

To End The War On Drugs – A Guide For Politicians, The Press and Public

To End The War On Drugs – A Guide For Politicians, The Press and Public

PHOTO: Zak23984/Wikipedia Commons For fifteen years, I have sought the most knowledgeable people on the planet to discuss the policy of Drug War. I’ve interviewed more than a thousand congressmen, scientists, doctors, all kinds of politicians, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, police chiefs and priests. I’ve invested more than 30 thousand hours investigating this one subject. […]