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INFOGRAPHIC: Maternity Leave by Country

INFOGRAPHIC: Maternity Leave by Country

The staff over at The Atlantic are always working on cutting-edge investigative pieces with real social impact. Sometimes, this means looking at certain national issues through a larger, global lens. As a means of examining the a long-stalled bill intended to guarantee maternity leave to women workers in the United States, The Atlantic republished an […]

Review: Compassionate Medicinal Edibles Sea Salt Caramel Bar

Review: Compassionate Medicinal Edibles Sea Salt Caramel Bar

I am a huge fan of the Compassion Medicinal Edibles Sea Salt Caramel Bar, dipped in Chocolate. We carry them at Magnolia Wellness in Oakland, where I work as Ambassador. The main flavor is a perfect buttery blend of cannabis and caramel, covered in solid dark chocolate. Together with a touch of salt, this makes the perfect […]

Legal Highs: Bath Salts that Aren’t for the Tub

Legal Highs: Bath Salts that Aren’t for the Tub

For most Americans, the terrifying story of the Miami “zombie”  was the first time they had heard about bath salts. Faced with a crime so incomprehensible, the media seemed to immediately focus on the possibility that the attacker, Rudy Eugene, had consumed an increasingly available and popular substance known as “bath salts” before the attack. […]

Detox Your Brain: Silence Your Inner Critic

Detox Your Brain: Silence Your Inner Critic

  Hear that little voice inside your head that’s saying “No you can’t.” all the time? You know, the voice that always leaves you spinning, trying to regain your confidence and focus? I’m not referring to the voice that warns you not to walk down a dark alley. I’m talking about the self-defeating voice that […]

Cops Punch 70 Year Old Diabetic Man in Head, Cleared of Wrongdoing

Cops Punch 70 Year Old Diabetic Man in Head, Cleared of Wrongdoing

Trigger warning: Police brutality, ableism In some medical emergencies, the police are the first responders, rather than paramedics or firefighters. For one man experiencing a diabetic episode this past January in San Antonio, Texas, his first responders did more harm than good. Thomas Mathieu, who is 70 years old, recognized that the symptoms he was […]

Reform Report: Second Annual Southern Cannabis Reform Conference in Atlanta

Reform Report: Second Annual Southern Cannabis Reform Conference in Atlanta

The 2nd annual Southern Cannabis Reform conference was held in Atlanta on March 22nd.  The South is often thought of as caboose of cannabis reform; however, there are still positive strides in reform being made in Georgia and though out the southern United States. Activists in the South face extreme social and political conservatism when […]

REVIEW: Hemp Shield Wood Finish

REVIEW: Hemp Shield Wood Finish

As the many uses of cannabis become more marketable and easier to access, many fans of green living are choosing to utilize products derived from industrial hemp. While searching for a sustainable, eco-friendly stain for the outside of a personal grow cabinet, I chose Hemp Shield wood finish and deck sealer, the first ever commercial […]

This is Your Brain on Chocolate

This is Your Brain on Chocolate

Choc-o-late. Simply uttering those three syllables gives your taste buds a sense of anticipation. A feeling of pure satisfaction ensues once you indulge in it, and the experience concludes with an endorphin-induced relaxation of your being. Breathe in, savor in it, and breathe out… Chocolate! The spectrum of hues and shades that the delicate, ground […]

VETERAN’S DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

VETERAN’S DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

After Staff Sargent Mike Whiter returned home from serving his country, he tried to kill himself three times. Whiter served in the US Marines for 11 years, including combat tours in Kosovo and Iraq. After his medical discharge, Whiter sought help from the Veterans Administration for his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as […]

The War Isn’t Over: New Mexico Man Anally Violated in Bogus Drug Search

The War Isn’t Over: New Mexico Man Anally Violated in Bogus Drug Search

It reads like an article from The Onion: A man is pulled over by police for a minor traffic violation, a drug-sniffing K-9 sounds an alert, a search warrant is hastily obtained, and the man is taken to a hospital where he is subjected to x-rays, rectal exams, enemas, and finally a colonoscopy. But this is […]