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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 […]

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Uncounted Casualties- The Drug War’s Hidden Collateral Damage

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Uncounted Casualties- The Drug War’s Hidden Collateral Damage

PHOTO: Arohasilouettes, Etsy.com. Good news. A dear friend of mine, who prefers to remain anonymous, just got word from her doctor that she is cancer-free, which is a rather astonishing fact given that 18 months ago she was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer and told her survival odds were less than 10%. Even more […]

I Break the Law To Treat My Epileptic Child With Cannabis

I Break the Law To Treat My Epileptic Child With Cannabis

By Emma Farmer Due to the content of this article, some names have been changed, including the author’s.  Jeremy & Maggie Maggie doesn’t tell many people the whole story. She is a vocal supporter of medical marijuana, but telling the truth, the whole truth, about the most important person in her life is just too […]

Why You Should Be In the Streets Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline

Why You Should Be In the Streets Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline

PHOTO SOURCE: YouthAreAwesome.com You should be protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline because you know better. It’s terrifying to think that in this digital age of hyper-connectivity there are still people who do not believe in global climate change, but there are. Fifty-eight percent of Americans still choose (yes, it’s a choice) to not believe global […]

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 […]

You Are What You Eat: Naturopathic Medicine Works

You Are What You Eat: Naturopathic Medicine Works

“I noticed a dime size spot on her scalp when she was about a year and a half.” For little Eliza, foods she has eaten have broken down her immune system and left her susceptible to a difficult and little-studied disease—Alopecia Universalis. “I thought it was from sleeping on one side more than the other,” […]

Why Isn’t My Cannabis Tincture Working?

Why Isn’t My Cannabis Tincture Working?

Dear Mary Jane Doe, My local supplier got busted and the cops took all of the extracts. I was using a vegetable glycerin extract to calm my nausea. The bottle I used to get worked great to make my breast cancer treatments (kinda) bearable. A friend gave me some of her own supply – a […]

War of the Womb

War of the Womb

The Jim Crow fueled Drug War has produced at least one pernicious effect that does not get enough attention in many of our discussions.  Pregnant women, especially low-income women of color, are the object of scrutiny by purported child protection agencies. While a white, upper class woman may not be scrutinized through urine screens during pregnancy, […]