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50,000 Feet High and Climbing

50,000 Feet High and Climbing

Flying is full of small talk, and one of the first questions people usually ask is what I do for a living. When people ask me about my job they get the spiel. First I tell them that I’m working on my Ph.D. and that I study clinical psychology. Usually the brilliant asker will say […]

Why Can’t We Start A Revolution?

Why Can’t We Start A Revolution?

PHOTO: “Liberty leading the People” by Eugène Delacroix Revolutions are romantic, especially for Americans. Our revolutions are all so recent that we are still so close to them, the force and violence of them lingers in our collective attitudes; it influences our laws and society. We had our first revolution a little over two hundred […]

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 […]

Boston Marathon Bombings: The DEA is a Threat to Public Safety

Boston Marathon Bombings: The DEA is a Threat to Public Safety

Last week’s Boston Marathon bombings brought back a very visceral and life-changing memory for me. On September 26, 1980 I was 19, footloose and travelling in Europe with a girlfriend. We had planned the trip for a year and the highlight of it was going to be drinking beer at Germany’s world renowned Oktoberfest in […]

IDAHO: Children of Marijuana Activists Seized

IDAHO: Children of Marijuana Activists Seized

Note: this is a developing story, please continue to check back for updates… Lindsey and Josh Rinehart were traveling with their friend Sarah Caldwell on a trip through the mountain and had just reached a point where they could receive cell reception when panicked texts from their shared babysitter that the authorities were taking their children started coming in […]

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Prohibition Cannot Cure Addiction

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Prohibition Cannot Cure Addiction

PHOTO: My friend Scott Cohen at prom, 11 year’s before his death. by Tom Donohue Scott Cohen was my best friend in high school. He was the instigator within our small band of misfits, and we had been through many adventures together, from working on our cars, to going on road trips, flying to Daytona […]

Oregon Legislature Introduces Two Pro-Cannabis Bills

Oregon Legislature Introduces Two Pro-Cannabis Bills

PHOTO: Oregon State Legislature Although medical marijuana is legal in the state of Oregon, patients cannot obtain a medical marijuana recommendation unless they have one of a handful of legally qualifying conditions. Oregon’s legislature has introduced Senate Bill 281 to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the qualifying conditions for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) and House […]

Reflections On 420: What Will My Friends Think Of The Facebook Photos?

Reflections On 420: What Will My Friends Think Of The Facebook Photos?

I had a little freak-out this morning. It’s something that marijuana reform advocates go through from time to time, and no, it’s not weed paranoia. It’s something much deeper, and it’s something I need to talk about. In the aftermath of a great 4/20 festival where I was one of many speakers, my facebook newsfeed […]

Hey TSA! My Nipples Are NOT Weapons of Mass Destruction!

Hey TSA! My Nipples Are NOT Weapons of Mass Destruction!

In 2013 America, the airport should be the last place I would expect to be sexually assaulted. But I was, and it happens every day. What’s worse is the perpetrators almost always go unchecked and unpunished. How do these violations can take place in public? Easy, these heinous acts are being performed by TSA agents, […]