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Smoke Books, Read Weed: Welcome to the Book Club for Stoners

Smoke Books, Read Weed: Welcome to the Book Club for Stoners

I wanted to join book club for the longest time. “Book club is for girls,” they told me, exchanging knowing glances. “That’s definitely never happening,” they guffawed, covering their giggles with an open palm. Once or twice the hostess allowed me to sit in the kitchen with her husband, drinking a beer, catching fragments of […]

February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

February 2015: International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco

This post courtesy of David Downs of Smell the Truth, powered by Trumedia and SFGate: Travel writer Rick Steves, columnist Andrew Sullivan, and the folks who legalized cannabis in Oregon this year are among those slated to speak at the International Cannabis Business Conference Feb. 15 and 16 in downtown San Francisco. The event will […]

Moms, Menopause, and Marijuana?

Moms, Menopause, and Marijuana?

I have an amazing mom. She’s kind, unique, and without trying to sell some iconoclastic image she’s completely unafraid to be her self. She let her hair go white in her 40s and stopped wearing make-up in the 80s. She also gave me the movie Reefer Madness as a gift when I started college, giggling […]

#UNACCEPTABLE: A Direct Action Demanding the State of MA Put Patients Before Politics

#UNACCEPTABLE: A Direct Action Demanding the State of MA Put Patients Before Politics

On November 6, 2012 Massachusetts residents voted overwhelmingly to allow citizens to have access to medical cannabis. Nearly two years later the will of the people has still not been implemented and patients are still forced to go without cannabis medicine, or to seek it out from often dangerous black market sources. It is unacceptable. […]

Happy World Vegetarian Day From Ladybud

Happy World Vegetarian Day From Ladybud

October 1st is World Vegetarian Day! In order to drive attention for Vegetarian Awareness Month every October is kicked off with World Vegetarian Day. There are lots of reasons why vegetarianism or partial vegetarianism is a wise choice. It reduces an individual’s environmental impact significantly, provides possible health/weight loss benefits, and reduces expenses associated with […]

Niki Smokes Hand Delivers Letter to Gov. Deval Patrick from Medical Cannabis Patients of Massachusetts

Niki Smokes Hand Delivers Letter to Gov. Deval Patrick from Medical Cannabis Patients of Massachusetts

Photo Courtesy: Social Palates Photography Today’s press conference in Boston is not the only way that advocates for medical marijuana and medical cannabis are trying to inspire action among the upper echelon of state politicians. On Friday, September 13th, 2014, Niki Smokes, legally Nicole Snow, approached the Governor of her state after a press conference where […]

ACLU Calls for End of Solitary Confinement of Minors

ACLU Calls for End of Solitary Confinement of Minors

Every day across the country, kids as young as 13 are held in solitary confinement with almost no human contact for days or months at a time. Solitary can amount to torture, and the consequences can be devastating for children because they are still developing—that’s why we must stop this cruelty now. Earlier this year, […]

Utah Children’s Hospital Looking for Subjects for Epilepsy/CBD Study

Utah Children’s Hospital Looking for Subjects for Epilepsy/CBD Study

Primary Children’s Medical Center overlooks the entire Salt Lake Valley and is renowned for exceeding expectations in a variety of treatments for sick kids from throughout the Intermountain West.    Administered by dedicated employees through Intermountain Healthcare and next door to the award winning University of Utah Medical Center, Primary Children’s treats a wide range diseases […]

BREAKING NEWS – “Drug Endangered Children” Legislation in Colorado

BREAKING NEWS – “Drug Endangered Children” Legislation in Colorado

IMAGE: Mary Cassatt, Mother and Child (The Goodnight Hug) As a frontline police officer I spent a twenty year career responding to calls where I attempted to balance the power and authority I had to protect lives while trying not to inflict any harm. Every police officer has a story of their most horrific moment […]

Save Law Enforcement & Just End the Drug War Already

Save Law Enforcement & Just End the Drug War Already

In earlier columns, I have written about unconstitutional body cavity searches. The previous incidents occurred in Texas, but as in all trends, both good and bad, we are now seeing occurrences in other states as well. No longer is it just women that are being victimized, but men as well. Since last July because of lawsuits […]