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RECIPE: Cucumber Tomato Yum Summer Salad

RECIPE: Cucumber Tomato Yum Summer Salad

Cucumbers are a perfect veggie for the summer. They’re technically fruit, but let’s not split hairs. They’re great for hydrating and cooling you off, and they’ve very easy to prepare. All you have to do is wash them, peel them if you want, and slice them. They’re a great snack for kids because they can […]

Benton Mackenzie and Family Face Prison for Cannabis Despite Terminal Condition

Benton Mackenzie and Family Face Prison for Cannabis Despite Terminal Condition

Hot. Sticky. Just plain ick of a drive in search of answers and a need to meet the Mackenzie family face to face. Dragging my husband along on an especially muggy day, we headed to visit with Benton, his wife Loretta, their son, Cody and Benton’s parents, Dorothy and Charles Mackenzie. I honestly don’t have […]

Getting Over Ourselves: The Future of Cannabis Activism

Getting Over Ourselves: The Future of Cannabis Activism

PHOTO: David Holt, Creative Commons “I like pot. I smoke it a lot.” In true stoner fashion and decked out in a tie-dyed t-shirt, a young man brazenly chants these words into his bullhorn while walking down Locust during the 2014 Global Marijuana March and Iowa Hemp Freedom Rally held at the Iowa State Capitol […]