crohn’s disease

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

In a landmark vote on Wednesday, the PA Senate passed a limited medical marijuana bill that would provide some limited cannabis products to certain qualifying patients in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians suffering from epilepsy, seizure disorder, PTSD, MS and cancer patients will have limited access to medicinal cannabis products. Senators Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon) and Daylin […]

Illegal Medicine: The Struggle of A Southern Medical Marijuana Activist

Illegal Medicine: The Struggle of A Southern Medical Marijuana Activist

I find it surreal, this world I live in…a world that feels like a dream of how the future is not supposed to be. Ours is a world full of people who are suffering, living with pain that could be eased by a plant… a simple, beautiful flower. But they may not be allowed to […]

The Answer Was Cannabis: One Mother’s Story

The Answer Was Cannabis: One Mother’s Story

I believe my son and I are here for a reason. Obviously he is destined for greatness. I am just here to write about it. When I was young, I had weird medical problems. Fainting spells here and there. Always thin… In hindsight I realize these problems were actually symptoms. For 29 years I didn’t […]

Medical Marijuana Patients and Advocates Speak Out at New Jersey Oversight Hearing

Medical Marijuana Patients and Advocates Speak Out at New Jersey Oversight Hearing

Medical marijuana patients and advocates finally had a chance to air their grievances with the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program at an Assembly Regulatory Oversight committee hearing at the New Jersey State House in Trenton today. The committee was led by Chairman Assemblyman Reed Gusciora and Vice-Chair Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace. Representatives from the Coalition […]

Poor Training Of Narcotics Officers Contributes To Culture Of Ignorance

Poor Training Of Narcotics Officers Contributes To Culture Of Ignorance

In the last few weeks I have received several articles that concern an aspect of the Drug War that has not been addressed– the role of law enforcement training in unconstitutional policing. These articles represent views on individual failures of the criminal justice system but ignore the systemic issues of how we train our law […]

RECIPE: Inflammation-Reducing Cannabis Tea

RECIPE: Inflammation-Reducing Cannabis Tea

For years I have viewed Western medicine as a necessary evil in my life. While I will not stop seeing my doctor, I have a natural distrust for the industry-side of healthcare. When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, I asked the doctor how I should change my diet to keep the symptoms under control. […]

HIGH & HUNGRY: Cilantro-Lime Quinoa Salad

HIGH & HUNGRY: Cilantro-Lime Quinoa Salad

This is a great gluten-free dish that works well as a main course or a side dish, but is also great to throw on top of some fresh greens and toss into a salad. You can sub any vegetable for delicious seasonals or what you pick up at the farmer’s market. It is easy and […]

How And Why You Should Talk To Strangers About Marijuana

How And Why You Should Talk To Strangers About Marijuana

Sometimes I get really sick of talking about pot, but then I remember why I need to. I have been immersed in the marijuana world for awhile now and it is easy for me to feel like all the things I know about marijuana are common knowledge; it wasn’t illegal until 1937, it cannot kill […]

Lindsey Beck: Living Dead Girl

Lindsey Beck: Living Dead Girl

It is in our weakest moment that we discover how strong we really are. Being abandoned and left for dead by the pharmaceutical poisoners and closed-minded medical community leaves one weak physically, mentally and spiritually. I met one such walking dead girl who had already brought herself back to life through strength of conviction, a […]

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

PHOTO: by Alx Bacca, me at 18.  I usually do not want to talk about having Crohn’s Disease. It is just a reality I have lived with for nine years, but never exactly dinner table discussion or an amusing anecdote shared with friends over drinks. It has been not just a major inconvenience in my life; […]