death

Messing with Cannabinoid Receptors Can be Fatal

Messing with Cannabinoid Receptors Can be Fatal

In January, the University Hospital of Rennes in France released a statement indicating that one person had died and five others were hospitalized following a drug trial. In the weeks that have followed, it has been discovered that the drug being tested was designed to block necessary processes in the human Endocannabinoid Signaling (ECS) system. […]

Those Who Fight: Human Rights and The Tragic Death of Robert Taylor

Those Who Fight: Human Rights and The Tragic Death of Robert Taylor

On December 30, 2013, a man named Robert Taylor died on the floor of his Burlington New County Jail cell in a puddle of his own urine and feces. If you follow New Jersey news, you’ve probably heard about Taylor’s death – and if you don’t follow New Jersey news, the upcoming documentary Those Who […]

Poem: On Losing Someone

Poem: On Losing Someone

Photo credit: Diane Fornbacher Oh, joy! Words like this Do not come first To the breaking To the aching heart But! Your loved one Is free Finally free Yet Do not hurry Do not be eager To join up With the freed ones Before being called home Your journey Is not to grieve So deeply […]

Palliative Pet Care Using Cannabis

Palliative Pet Care Using Cannabis

It was gearing up to be a very busy work week for me with my eager anticipation of reaching forty hours.  On day two of five I came home to find that my old kitty India had soiled herself yet was sleeping soundly. I wasn’t terribly surprised – at nineteen years that body was tired and […]

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

PHOTO: My father and my daughter, Isis Aaliyah Another sad story from the front lines of the war on cancer. Last summer my father was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer on his inner right thigh. My pops was always the kind of guy that didn’t like to worry me or his loved ones; he had a tendency to […]