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Philly 4/26: S.H.I.F.T. (Super Human Indie Female Troubadours) Debuts

Philly 4/26: S.H.I.F.T. (Super Human Indie Female Troubadours) Debuts

Photo credit: Christian Ramierez-Coll Philadelphia, PA – Singer/songwriter Ginger Coyle has announced that she will be hosting a quarterly event at Underground Arts focusing on female artists of many genres. S.H.I.F.T. SHOWCASE will debut Friday, April 26th. Coyle was inspired to create this event during her 2 month stay in Los Angeles where she was a contestant […]

I’m So Angry!

I’m So Angry!

I’m angry. Not at you. Well, maybe it is at you. But it’s not just you. It’s everything. I believe that everyone has a default emotion. Some people are naturally happy. Take a shit in their water glass and they’ll call it chocolate milk, or gravy, or whatever the expression is. Some people tend to […]

REVIEW: Tainted Truffles by Compassion Medicinal Edibles

REVIEW: Tainted Truffles by Compassion Medicinal Edibles

PHOTO: The Pistacho Tainted Truffle This past week, I was tasked with a blind tasting of Tainted Truffles from Compassion Medicinal Edibles, which produces a variety of cannabis-infused edibles, or medibles. Besides the labeling which describes the type of the truffle or cookie, the only other particular I knew was the dosages. They came in two […]

Saving Law Enforcement Organizations From Themselves

Saving Law Enforcement Organizations From Themselves

PHOTO SOURCE: CBS Dallas Forth-Worth. Then officer Kelly Helleson caught on a dashboard camera preparing to perform a cavity search on a woman under the suspicion of marijuana possession. In a recent Reason.com blog post author Mike Riggs points to a clear example of the many failings of the ongoing Drug War, the stigmatization of human beings. This […]

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 […]

LADY BUSINESS: Madeline Martinez of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe

LADY BUSINESS: Madeline Martinez of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe

Madeline Martinez, sole proprietress of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe, is a board member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and one of the founding members of the NORML Women’s Alliance (NWA) Foundation. A grandmother of six and former police officer, she knows the failures of prohibition and is aware of the very […]

UPDATE: Moms for Marijuana Quilt FOUND, Kinda

UPDATE: Moms for Marijuana Quilt FOUND, Kinda

UPDATE:U.S. panel portion of the Cannabis Quilt was found by the side of the road after an anonymous tip notified Moms of the whereabouts. International panel still missing. The group issued a press release saying:  “Words cannot express our gratitude to our canna-family, the community and the media for all your help. The search is still […]

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 […]

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

Photos by Angela Bacca unless otherwise noted.  Is it embarrassing in this day and age to say that I really didn’t know who Jane Klein was besides being the wife of a world famous cannabis botanist? I, like most cannabis enthusiasts am familiar with her husband, Ed Rosenthal. For about forty years, Ed’s been a […]

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Make no mistake about it, I am an introvert. I like to read, write and watch old television shows by myself. My husband often complains that I hole up in my room, ignoring the whole family. This may be true. This is because I am an introvert and I crave solitude. However, when I watched […]