Monthly Archives: June 2014

Legal Highs: Bath Salts that Aren’t for the Tub

Legal Highs: Bath Salts that Aren’t for the Tub

For most Americans, the terrifying story of the Miami “zombie”  was the first time they had heard about bath salts. Faced with a crime so incomprehensible, the media seemed to immediately focus on the possibility that the attacker, Rudy Eugene, had consumed an increasingly available and popular substance known as “bath salts” before the attack. […]

Detox Your Brain: Silence Your Inner Critic

Detox Your Brain: Silence Your Inner Critic

  Hear that little voice inside your head that’s saying “No you can’t.” all the time? You know, the voice that always leaves you spinning, trying to regain your confidence and focus? I’m not referring to the voice that warns you not to walk down a dark alley. I’m talking about the self-defeating voice that […]

NY’s Half-Step Forward: Restrictive, Pending Medical Cannabis Law

NY’s Half-Step Forward: Restrictive, Pending Medical Cannabis Law

On Friday, June 20th, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed “The Compassionate Care Act,” a medical marijuana law unlike any other in the nation. Now awaiting the signature of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the act is expected to be signed into law shortly. As the number of states with legal medical marijuana […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Florida Drug Arrests by County, Ratio of Total Arrests

INFOGRAPHIC: Florida Drug Arrests by County, Ratio of Total Arrests

Florida is well-known for being one of the most aggressive states in the War on Drugs. A Florida law firm that specializes in criminal defense, Falk & Ross, PA, has released an infographic analyzing arrest rates for drugs across the state of Florida. According to their website, Druglaws.org, Florida has the highest drug crime rate […]

Lady Business: Debby Goldsberry

Lady Business: Debby Goldsberry

PHOTO CREDIT: Diane R. Fornbacher/LADYBUD Magazine Debby Goldsberry has been involved in cannabis activism since 1988, and she attended her first smoke-in in 1986, which means she has been fighting to repeal prohibition for 25 years. In those 25 years, she has founded or been on the board of a number of influential businesses and […]

Cops Punch 70 Year Old Diabetic Man in Head, Cleared of Wrongdoing

Cops Punch 70 Year Old Diabetic Man in Head, Cleared of Wrongdoing

Trigger warning: Police brutality, ableism In some medical emergencies, the police are the first responders, rather than paramedics or firefighters. For one man experiencing a diabetic episode this past January in San Antonio, Texas, his first responders did more harm than good. Thomas Mathieu, who is 70 years old, recognized that the symptoms he was […]

“Evergreen: The Road to Legalization” Documentary Opening in NYC, Denver, Seattle

“Evergreen: The Road to Legalization” Documentary Opening in NYC, Denver, Seattle

NEW YORK CITY – Marijuana documentary “Evergreen: The Road to Legalization” is set to open theatrically at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street) beginning this Friday, June 13. The film is slated for daily screenings at 3:15 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. from June 13 – 19. Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, […]

Outlander’s Plot Hole: Where’s the Cannabis?

Outlander’s Plot Hole: Where’s the Cannabis?

Spoiler Warning: This article is a discussion of the book series Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It specifically focuses on Books 3 (Voyager) and the books that follow it in the series. If you have not read that far, you may not want to read this article. If you don’t care to read the books, read […]

High, Colorado: Visiting Denver in the Age of Legal Weed

High, Colorado: Visiting Denver in the Age of Legal Weed

I’ve been reading about it – and writing about it – for a while now: weed is legal in Colorado! But nothing could have truly prepared me for my first visit to Colorado since Adult Use stores have opened. See, I’m a tourist in Denver  – a little business, a little lot of pleasure – […]