Medical

The Economics of Extortion: Could Cannabis Replace the Leukemia Drug Gleevac?

The Economics of Extortion: Could Cannabis Replace the Leukemia Drug Gleevac?

What is the moral difference between threatening a person’s life to extort a million dollars and charging a person a million dollars for a lifesaving drug? If the answer appears obvious to you, slow down. While a desperate patient taking out a second mortgage on their home to save their life may feel the victim […]

Could They Be Saved?

Could They Be Saved?

I must confess to a sense of profound discomfort. The feeling began as soon as I heard of Angelina Jolie’s decision to have both her breasts removed as a preventive mastectomy, and has increased up until this very moment. I knew I had to write about this urgent public health issue, but every possible commentary […]

Jonesin’ For Weed: Can People Really Crave Marijuana?

Jonesin’ For Weed: Can People Really Crave Marijuana?

The field of psychology is abuzz this month because our manual for diagnosing clinical disorders is being re-released and will be chock-full of modifications (DSM-5). The proposed changes are particularly relevant to my own work because the newest edition is reorganizing how we diagnose cannabis related disorders. The most notable change is the addition of […]

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

PHOTO: by Alx Bacca, me at 18.  I usually do not want to talk about having Crohn’s Disease. It is just a reality I have lived with for nine years, but never exactly dinner table discussion or an amusing anecdote shared with friends over drinks. It has been not just a major inconvenience in my life; […]

Can You Call Yourself ‘Drug Free’ If You Use Prescribed Pharmaceuticals?

Can You Call Yourself ‘Drug Free’ If You Use Prescribed Pharmaceuticals?

Blessings to you Mary Jane Doe, I’m a vegan Earth mother with a cornucopia of organic foods and natural remedies filling my kitchen and home. I’ve been taking the sacrament of high CBD Cannabis for my pain for years and it has been working great. (I used to be a long-distance runner until my knees […]

PMS and Cramp Relief with G-13 Cannabis Strain

PMS and Cramp Relief with G-13 Cannabis Strain

Every month, women everywhere have to deal with Mother Nature’s pesky visitor who leaves them curled up in a ball clutching their lower tummies. Even with the help of pain relievers and natural remedies, sometimes the pain is too deep, depending on the woman. Fret not, as this is a wonderfully simple and quick home […]

What Would Cheryl Miller Do? Medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

What Would Cheryl Miller Do? Medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

Reposted with special permission from Coalition for Medical Marijuana – New Jersey. by Jim Miller, President, CMMNJ The Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the National MS Society unceremoniously pulled the plug on the Coalition for Medical Marijuana–New Jersey (CMMNJ) after originally offering us a table at their March 23rd “Beef and Beer” fundraiser in Philadelphia. They waited until […]

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

PHOTO: My father and my daughter, Isis Aaliyah Another sad story from the front lines of the war on cancer. Last summer my father was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer on his inner right thigh. My pops was always the kind of guy that didn’t like to worry me or his loved ones; he had a tendency to […]

Lisa “Mamakind” Kirkman Responds to Criticism Regarding Vaporizing in Class

Lisa “Mamakind” Kirkman Responds to Criticism Regarding Vaporizing in Class

Lisa Kirkman, aka “Mamakind”, SKUNK Magazine‘s resident sex and marijuana columnist recently made headlines when her battle with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) about the ability to vaporize marijuana in class created controversy. Many critics suggested the ordeal was a publicity stunt and she didn’t really need to vaporize in class. Below is Kirkman’s […]

Rethinking the Old “First Trimester Rules”

Rethinking the Old “First Trimester Rules”

PHOTO CREDIT: Toni Agosta ~ Shutterboxx Photography of Diane Fornbacher  DISCLAIMER: Though we encourage all women to think for themselves when it comes to their own bodies and child-rearing, please know that if you choose to consume cannabis during pregnancy and test positive for it, the law may get involved through your healthcare provider if […]