Monthly Archives: May 2014

Pushing Back Against Pushing Back Against Marijuana

Pushing Back Against Pushing Back Against Marijuana

On the first day of the Fourth World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm this month, Kevin Sabet from Project SAM posted a slide that listed things that “we must push back against” when discussing marijuana legalization. Of the five bullet points, the third one stated “Marijuana Legalization = Social Justice.” What Sabet is asking is for […]

Brain Cancer Awareness Month: Craig “51” Rodgers, Cannabis Warrior

Brain Cancer Awareness Month: Craig “51” Rodgers, Cannabis Warrior

ALL PHOTOS: Facebook Editor’s note: I wrote this after Craig Rodgers, aka “51”, passed away in June of last year.  It seemed too personal and sad to share this piece when I wrote it last summer. In fact, when I wrote it, I used the second person pronoun “you” because it was too hard to […]

LEAP’s Bret Black Running for Utah House of Representatives

LEAP’s Bret Black Running for Utah House of Representatives

PHOTO: Utah State Capitol by Scott Catron The cannabis movement is growing far and wide, including the most conservative of places: Utah, where another candidate who supports whole plant cannabis reform has come forward.  Please take a moment to meet Bret Black, candidate for Utah House District 44 (Utah residents can find their home district here.) Bret is a […]

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

Women the world over are ending prohibition…Again. This is the motto of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition, consisting of over 250 members worldwide with 60 chapters “dedicated to spreading knowledge and truth about cannabis and pursuing what should be our rights and freedoms in our own medical care.” The women of the IWCC strive to share scientific studies, medical […]

Have You Ever Watched These Kids’ Movies…ON WEED?

Have You Ever Watched These Kids’ Movies…ON WEED?

Eventually, after the teen years of pretending you’re too cool for cartoons, almost all grown humans find themselves stuck watching animated features again after reaching adulthood. Whether you’re babysitting or taking care of your own spawn, chances are good that you’ll be watching the same movies over. And. Over. Thanks to the affordability of computer […]

“Adjustment Sickness” From HempMedsPX RSHO: NOT a Normal Reaction to Cannabis

“Adjustment Sickness” From HempMedsPX RSHO: NOT a Normal Reaction to Cannabis

In the wake of reports of serious gastrointestinal effects from Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO), parents arguing the benefits of the controversial product are claiming that nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are “normal” effects of “adjustment sickness.” While it is clear that a number of patients – both children and adults – have been hospitalized due […]

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program: Don’t Leave Wounded Vets Behind

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program: Don’t Leave Wounded Vets Behind

A Marine Corps veteran called me up just before the Memorial Day weekend.  He told me he was from South Jersey and he asked how he could get into New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP).  He said he had chronic pain from a broken back as a result of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. I […]

POETRY: In Memory of Lt. Duncan Sleigh

POETRY: In Memory of Lt. Duncan Sleigh

2LT, 39W 30 Numbered rank, panel, row Google it and you’ll find a dry report of casualties At Quang Nam Mike Company 3/7 Marines lost eight men on 6 Nov 1968 in an engagement south of Hill 55 about 8 kilometers northeast of the Liberty Bridge 1945-1968 23 years old 46 years ago the time that’s […]

MEMORIAL DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

MEMORIAL DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

After Staff Sargent Mike Whiter returned home from serving his country, he tried to kill himself three times. Whiter served in the US Marines for 11 years, including combat tours in Kosovo and Iraq. After his medical discharge, Whiter sought help from the Veterans Administration for his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as […]

CO: Free Marijuana Giveaway for Veterans to be Held on Memorial Day

CO: Free Marijuana Giveaway for Veterans to be Held on Memorial Day

Operation Grow4Vets today announced its first free marijuana giveaway for Veterans – the first ever event of its kind in the United States. The event will run between the hours of 1:00 – 4:00 PM, on Memorial Day, Monday May 26, 2014. The free event is being hosted by Joshua MacCurdy at the Dark Star Lounge, […]