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About Tyler J. Markwart

Tyler J. Markwart is the Director of Branding at Vuber Vaporizers and a writer at The Northwest Leaf from Seattle, Washington. An avid activist for civil rights, he writes mostly about drug policy and also emerging cannabis technologies. With 20 years of cannabis agriculture experience, Tyler aims to provide the most reliable, scientific data available to the community.

Posts by Tyler J. Markwart:

Small Government Means Ending Prohibition: A Letter to Rand Paul

Small Government Means Ending Prohibition: A Letter to Rand Paul

Dear Sen. Rand Paul, I was reading the Huffington Post the other day and an article written by Matt Ferner had mentioned that you had submitted Amendment 3630 to Sen. John Walsh’s (D-Mont.) jobs bill on July 24th. For being a Senator with such a stout stance on limiting the size of government you surprised […]

The Return of the Honey Bees

The Return of the Honey Bees

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a serious agricultural concern and unfortunately it has been promoted with false information, bad science, and of course people’s opinions. With much of our food supply being dependent on open pollinators like bees, our concern for their health should be on par with our own. So what exactly is the […]

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 […]

Why Do Some Men Hate Love?

Why Do Some Men Hate Love?

PHOTO: Glenn Harper, Creative Commons What makes another person attractive to you? Is it their eyes? Their hair? The way they smell? If you’re a heterosexual living in a progressive city like Seattle, San Francisco, or New York, the chances of running into someone you find attractive is pretty good. Similarly, the chances that someone […]

Remembering the Compassion of Peter McWilliams

Remembering the Compassion of Peter McWilliams

A special reading of A Question of Compassion, the last (unfinished) book by writer and activist Peter McWilliams, debuted on Youtube Christmas day. The Youtube channel We Remember Peter also offers additional videos featuring a wide cast of activists reading excerpts from Peter’s writings. Peter McWilliams was a self-published, New York Times best-selling author of many different types […]

Medical Marijuana Gets Complicated in Washington State

Medical Marijuana Gets Complicated in Washington State

 Recreational vs. Medicinal, Part 2 of a 2 part series on cannabis in Washington State During its signature drive and campaign, voters were told that I-502 would legalize cannabis and there would be no changes to the medical cannabis laws in Washington State.  This has proven to be untrue. To understand legalization’s impact on medical marijuana […]

Going to Washington State to Toke Legally? Here’s What You Need to Know

Going to Washington State to Toke Legally? Here’s What You Need to Know

Canna-tourism, Part 1 of a 2 part series on cannabis in Washington State So you’ve probably heard that Washington State has legalized cannabis.  Perhaps you are even thinking about taking a trip to sample some “legal weed” in the greatest city in the world, Seattle.  While the Emerald City is home to some of the […]