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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 […]

My Family Versus the Drug War: Why I’m An Activist

My Family Versus the Drug War: Why I’m An Activist

My name is George and I’m working hard to make marijuana law reform happen NOW because my life and my family’s lives depends on it. Yours does too, but perhaps some of us don’t realize it. This Drug War has cost ALL OF US over 1.5 trillion dollars over the past 50 years. There are […]

Little Boy With Cancer Asking for Birthday Cards

Little Boy With Cancer Asking for Birthday Cards

July 25th is a special day; it’s Danny Nickerson’s sixth birthday. Danny has cancer, and he told his family he wanted to get a lot of cards in the mail for his birthday. He was diagnosed last October with an inoperable brain tumor growing on his brain stem. His diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.  It […]

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 […]

Cannabis Versus Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Go Team Logan!

Cannabis Versus Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Go Team Logan!

It’s one of the worst nightmares any parent can imagine. You take your healthy son to the doctor shortly after his first birthday. He’s not very sick, but a few of his symptoms are troubling. They do preliminary bloodwork and then admit him to the hospital right away, informing you that there were “blasts” in his […]

How to Come Out of the Cannabis Closet: Easy Steps for 420 Advocacy

How to Come Out of the Cannabis Closet: Easy Steps for 420 Advocacy

PHOTO: Trevauhn Grant A lot has changed in my life since I wrote this piece last year following 4/20. First and foremost, I am proud to say I am finally fully out of the cannabis closet! I first became involved in advocacy in 2011, when I was diagnosed with cancer and used cannabis illegally during chemotherapy. […]

Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff: Cannabis Reform in Utah

Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff: Cannabis Reform in Utah

What does a Republican, Mormon, family man and father of 5, a former Attorney General, once tempted to use medicinal cannabis look like? Well, here in the  great State of Utah, he would look Mark Shurtleff. Mr. Shurtleff was Utah born and bred, educated at Brigham Young University (BYU) and served as a missionary for […]

Please Help Save Breannyn’s Mommy Jess Roberts

Please Help Save Breannyn’s Mommy Jess Roberts

Meet singer Jess Roberts. Originally from New Martinsville, West Virginia, 37-year-old Roberts now resides in Morgantown where she lives with her fiance, Brian, and beloved daughter, Breannyn Grace. Jess has been singing professionally since the age of 18 and has toured all over the US with countless amazing musicians including the legendary Bo Diddley. Jessica has been […]

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 […]

Fight Like a Girl: Dahlia’s Journey

Fight Like a Girl: Dahlia’s Journey

Dahlia’s journey started in May 2013 when at the age of 2 she was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma, a severe and progressive type of brain cancer. Since then she has endured four brain surgeries including the placement of two different types of cranial shunts in order to drain excess fluid from her brain caused by […]