Monthly Archives: March 2014

Issues with Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits in Massachusetts

Issues with Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits in Massachusetts

By M. H. Thanthou More than one month ago the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the winners of 20 provisional license holders for the state’s first medical marijuana dispensaries. However, no one has an actual operating license yet, and the whole system seems to be in quite a bit of trouble. Last week House […]

Mormon-Inspired Medicated Jello, A  Caretaker’s Dream

Mormon-Inspired Medicated Jello, A Caretaker’s Dream

PHOTO: Andrea Pacheco, Creative Commons As parents, caretakers, physicians and all types of nurses and allied health professionals come to realize, respect, and acknowledge the benefits of cannabis, many are faced with the question of how best to administer the essential, extracted oils of the cannabis plant. From butter to oil to tinctures to crampy […]

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 3

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 3

By Bud Doc PART THREE, click here for PART ONE ///click here for PART TWO Well, a lot has happened since I last left you. I have completed my transit west and set up camp out here. It was quite the challenging trip! I was met with some very nasty weather, including 60 MPH cross winds that […]

The Persistence of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The Persistence of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

There’s been a lot of talk in the media lately regarding the supposed sexual harassment of a student by her philosophy professor. The professor in question recently resigned from his tenured university post in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations made against him.  The story details are fuzzy, but it seems that he and […]

Drug War POW Larry Ronald Duke on Watching the Colorado Pot Rush from Prison

Drug War POW Larry Ronald Duke on Watching the Colorado Pot Rush from Prison

During a televised CNBC special last week titled “The Colorado Pot Rush,” I told the man sitting beside me that it was a shame John Denver wasn’t still alive to witness the turn of events occurring in his home state of Colorado, which has voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for consenting adults […]

Poem: Thank You to All Activists

Poem: Thank You to All Activists

  Thank you to the farmers To the street dancers To the testifiers Proud and active patients Thank you to you all The writers The photographers The Buddhas The nice ones The suits The dreads The punks The mamas and the papas Thank you to you all Much love… To the kids To the prisoners […]

New Voices: Mommy Needs a Toke

New Voices: Mommy Needs a Toke

PHOTO: Tr0tt3r, Creative Commons Why does mommy need a toke? I was, and still am, angry at the system, my so-called health care providers, my social workers; my government that I was under the impression would take care of me if the need arose. I needed to vent my anger about how the medical and mental health care […]

New Jersey: Legalization Bill Drop Imminent & Marijuana Myths Dispelled

New Jersey: Legalization Bill Drop Imminent & Marijuana Myths Dispelled

Won’t be long before Senator Nick Scutari drops a bill to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use in NJ.  I’m guessing his marijuana legalization bill hits the hopper on (or about) March 25th.  For folks like me working to end marijuana prohibition, that’s good news.  But late March isn’t far off so we don’t have much […]

LADY BUSINESS: Sweet Pea Café, Tallahassee

LADY BUSINESS: Sweet Pea Café, Tallahassee

Photos courtesy of Whitney Borkowski Ironically located next to a meat market, the quirky and quaint Sweet Pea Café is a local Tallahassee, FL favorite for mouth-watering vegan and vegetarian dining. Located on the edge of midtown, the café is frequently crowded with familiar faces and loyal regulars. Rachel Kaufmann, co-owner of and chef at Sweet […]

Common Sense Advice for Parents on How to Talk About Marijuana

Common Sense Advice for Parents on How to Talk About Marijuana

PHOTO: Mark Brannan Along with being an author and expert on open adoption, my dear friend Lori Lavendar Luz (Lori Holden) is a phenomenal mother and blogger! She writes about the daily joys and pains of parenting with love, common sense and and a big dose of humor. When she decided to address the issue of how to […]