Monthly Archives: January 2015

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

To say that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has been less than enthusiastic about presiding over the legalization of recreational cannabis in his state would be quite an understatement. During campaign season last fall, he called legalization “reckless.” Of course, that opinion hadn’t stopped him from courting  funding from NORML for his re-election. His inability to […]

Legalize Cannabis: I’m Sick of Watching Patients Starve

Legalize Cannabis: I’m Sick of Watching Patients Starve

I’ve worked in the healthcare industry for the past 17 years, specializing in emergency, rehabilitation and end of life care at facilities ranging from large universities to local community hospitals. It wasn’t until the past 7 years in the long term acute care setting that I started noticing an alarming trend: patients starving to death, […]

Chloe Lucille Grauer-Lea Died While Waiting for Cannabis Oil

Chloe Lucille Grauer-Lea Died While Waiting for Cannabis Oil

The beautiful little girl named  Chloe Lucille Grauer-Lea from Memphis Tennessee, whose medical struggles inspired her parents to advocate for state and national medical marijuana law reform, has passed away. Born on October, 11th, 2011, Little Chloe’s three-year struggle ended last month on December 10th, 2014, when she was removed from life support after she […]

Recipe: Upcycled Leftover Pot Roast Carne Asada Tacos

Recipe: Upcycled Leftover Pot Roast Carne Asada Tacos

Slow-cooked meals are perfect for the cold winter months. Unsurprisingly, this time of year lends itself to simmering vats of chili, crock pots cooking whole chickens and savory pot roasts in the oven all day. The problem with pot roasts, however, is that there is almost always a large hunk of meat leftover after everyone […]

Brightening: Calvin is Two Weeks Seizure-Free, Thanks to Cannabis Oil

Brightening: Calvin is Two Weeks Seizure-Free, Thanks to Cannabis Oil

Today is day fourteen—two weeks since Calvin’s last perceived seizure—his longest seizure-free stint since July. It is possible that we could’ve slept through one—his unmistakable seizures now occurring exclusively at night—though I generally sleep lightly with the baby monitor alerting me from the bedstand near my head. I’d felt a seizure approaching a week ago—seen […]

The Cannabis Cleanse: 10 Tips for a New Year’s Detox or Prep for Urine Testing

The Cannabis Cleanse: 10 Tips for a New Year’s Detox or Prep for Urine Testing

A disclaimer: If you are experiencing serious physical or psychological discomfort, please consult a physician. This post should not be used as a substitute for serious medical advice. Following the freight-train of festivities that make up the holiday season, and until the last hour when we tip ecstatically into the New Year, it’s easy to […]

Justice for Nick Christie, Who Was Restrained and Pepper Sprayed to Death by Police

Justice for Nick Christie, Who Was Restrained and Pepper Sprayed to Death by Police

Content Note: This article discusses torture by police resulting in the death of a mentally ill man. As all too often happens, when a concerned family member contacted law enforcement about the safety and mental health status of 62-year-old Nick Christie, he didn’t receive the help he actually needed. In March of 2009, the retired […]