breast cancer

A Time to Sow: Chile Plants Cannabis Seed for Medical Marijuana Program

A Time to Sow: Chile Plants Cannabis Seed for Medical Marijuana Program

Chile has permitted the planting of a 9,150 square-foot cannabis garden in the capital city. The heavily guarded marijuana grow operation is a one-year probationary program that the Chilean government greenlit in response to the lobbying efforts of a a very sick citizen. Cecilia Heyder has had lupus for five years. According to the BBC, […]

Cannabis Doesn’t Cure Breast Cancer…Yet

Cannabis Doesn’t Cure Breast Cancer…Yet

As Pinktober draws to a close, I realize that I haven’t yet written the article I promised for October 1. I got waylaid because despite the fact that I was pronounced “cancer free” more than 3 years ago, my personal time is still being taken up with breast cancer shit. “It’s all over now,” gushed […]

Center for Disease Control: Alcohol Kills 1 in 10 Americans

Center for Disease Control: Alcohol Kills 1 in 10 Americans

As an advocate for cannabis legalization, we often times cite that alcohol is much more dangerous than cannabis will ever be, and cannabis is in fact is not dangerous at all by comparison. Sometimes we’ll even hear from some members of the population during the course of our work that “alcohol should be made illegal” […]

Lady Business: Silverkind Cannabis Jewelry

Lady Business: Silverkind Cannabis Jewelry

I met Vanessa Waltz a little over 3 years ago at a winter press conference for The Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey (CMMNJ). It was well below freezing and the team and I were practically blue after hours in the shadowy entrance of the New Jersey Statehouse. Vanessa walked up wearing nothing more than […]

I Have One Breast: Life Without Reconstruction

I Have One Breast: Life Without Reconstruction

PHOTO: Abigail Toribio Once upon a time, I had two breasts. They were full, perky, nubile, all that. They aroused appreciative stares from men and envious glares from women. They were beautiful; they were perfect. And then, without warning, one of them went rogue and tried to kill me. Getting diagnosed with breast cancer at […]

In Praise of Plants: A Poem

In Praise of Plants: A Poem

.   For those who fight for freedom for the plants Let’s give some fruit and vegetables a chance We detail strengths in on-line magazines And spend time touting what the research means Why not praise several other leafy greens? When Prohibition’s pinned us to the ground Remember we evolved with plants around When arguing […]

Could They Be Saved?

Could They Be Saved?

I must confess to a sense of profound discomfort. The feeling began as soon as I heard of Angelina Jolie’s decision to have both her breasts removed as a preventive mastectomy, and has increased up until this very moment. I knew I had to write about this urgent public health issue, but every possible commentary […]

Is Your Deodorant Safe?

Is Your Deodorant Safe?

Remember a long time ago when they told us ladies our deodorant could cause breast cancer? Or was that just antiperspirants? Aluminum got a bad rap, and then the whole thing just sort of disappeared. Here’s the skinny: deodorants and antiperspirants usually contain harmful junk that we absorb through our skin with daily application. Some […]

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 […]