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MEMORIAL DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

MEMORIAL DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

After Staff Sargent Mike Whiter returned home from serving his country, he tried to kill himself three times. Whiter served in the US Marines for 11 years, including combat tours in Kosovo and Iraq. After his medical discharge, Whiter sought help from the Veterans Administration for his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as […]

Glioblastoma, Memories, and Cannabis: Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Glioblastoma, Memories, and Cannabis: Brain Tumor Awareness Month

I vividly remember the day I learned my father had a brain tumor. I was staying with my mother at my cousin’s house, near the hospital where I was getting chemotherapy for my own cancer. I was about to go on a walk – I tried to do some kind of exercise every day because […]

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 […]

VETERAN’S DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

VETERAN’S DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

After Staff Sargent Mike Whiter returned home from serving his country, he tried to kill himself three times. Whiter served in the US Marines for 11 years, including combat tours in Kosovo and Iraq. After his medical discharge, Whiter sought help from the Veterans Administration for his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as […]

HEMPFEST 2013: Fashion With A Passion For Freedom

HEMPFEST 2013: Fashion With A Passion For Freedom

PHOTOS: Tawnee Cowan, unless otherwise noted. Featured: T-shirt, dress and skirt by Marcella Kelly. You may have heard about the speakers, the massive smoke outs and other highlights of 2013’s Seattle Hempfests, but did you know there were daily fashion shows in the Hemposium Tent? I co-produced the show, Fashion with a Passion for Freedom, with […]

Ibogaine Therapy Can Offer Addiction Relief During Opioid Withdrawal

Ibogaine Therapy Can Offer Addiction Relief During Opioid Withdrawal

Long used as a part of Bwiti rituals, the Iboga tree from West-Central Africa has a powerful psychedelic alkaloid compounds, called ibogaine, that develops in its roots. In Bwiti, the roots of this special shrub are consumed during rituals for a variety of reasons. There is also anecdote of hunters using the substance in lower […]

Kalief Browder: Imprisoned for Three Years at Rikers Without Trial Commits Suicide

Kalief Browder: Imprisoned for Three Years at Rikers Without Trial Commits Suicide

Content Note: This article discusses suicide, abuse and mistreatment/torture of a minor by the state. Kalief Browder was, by most accounts, a pretty normal teenager before his arrest. Then, on May 15th, 2010, just before his seventeenth birthday, he and a friend were stopped while walking back to his house in the Bronx, New York. […]

An Open Letter to People Who Think the Police Accountability Movement is Built on Hate

An Open Letter to People Who Think the Police Accountability Movement is Built on Hate

This article was written by Cassius Methyl on 12/23 & was originally published by The Anti Media. It is an excellent analysis and the importance of the police accountability movement and the inspiration and cultural forces behind many of the activists involved in the movement. This is a message to Allen Clifton, co-founder of Forward […]

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? A Round-Up of Colloquialisms for Cannabis

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? A Round-Up of Colloquialisms for Cannabis

Why do you think they call it dope? There are a multitude of names for our favorite plant:  chronic, herb, indo, skunk, wacky tabacky, ganja, cheeba, salad, ‘dro, KGB, THC or OG.  Ancient Chinese, who cultivated cannabis hemp thousands of years ago, created a very simple symbol for it:  two plants hanging upside down in […]

Social Media, Closed-mindedness, and Uneducated America: Steps on the Path to Marijuana Reform

Social Media, Closed-mindedness, and Uneducated America: Steps on the Path to Marijuana Reform

IMAGE: Movie still from Reefer Madness, 1936. I recently came under fire and was told to go screw myself (that’s putting it lightly) on Facebook because I advocate and share facts and scientific studies about medical marijuana. The incident was profoundly hurtful, because I have known the person I was arguing with – and respected him – […]