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Will the FDA Reschedule Cannabis?

Will the FDA Reschedule Cannabis?

  Every once in a while, there seems to be an impending moment when national cannabis legalization could actually happen. Recent headlines have announced that the FDA will conduct an evaluation on cannabis for the DEA to see if it should be rescheduled. Although this could seem like an impressive stride forward in policy, in […]

Flash Bomb Incident Turns Mom into Anti-SWAT Activist

Flash Bomb Incident Turns Mom into Anti-SWAT Activist

Trigger Warning: SWAT Raids, terrible injuries. Alecia Phonesavanh has been through so much in the last few weeks that few people would blame her for turning into a media-shy recluse. Ever since her family sprang to national attention in the wake of a bungled drug raid that left her son in a medically-induced coma, she’s […]

The Gateway Theory Revisited and Proved Possible?

The Gateway Theory Revisited and Proved Possible?

  The Gateway Theory, such a bogus term.  I mean what WERE they smokin’ when they came up with that? Someone was watching too much Star Trek if you ask me! So … as if anyone doesn’t know this, the Gateway theory states that when kids use cannabis, it makes them want to try other […]

Oregon Down to One Cannabis Ballot Initiative

Oregon Down to One Cannabis Ballot Initiative

For a while, it looked like there might be more than one recreational cannabis law for Oregon voters to weigh in on this November. This last Friday, however, the cannabis businessman backing two of the measures announced on his Internet Cannabis show that those measures will not be on the ballot this upcoming election. Last […]

Drug Policy Alliance Announces Legalization Status Report

Drug Policy Alliance Announces Legalization Status Report

  Six months have passed since Colorado’s law legalizing cannabis for adult recreational use went into effect, and people all around the world are wondering what kind of real-world impact the new law has had on the state of Colorado. The Drug Policy Alliance announced on Tuesday that they will be holding  a press teleconference […]

White Male Privilege & Legalization:  The Black Man Loses Again

White Male Privilege & Legalization: The Black Man Loses Again

I wish I had a dick. It doesn’t have to be a huge one or anything, but I think I’d like one, for the cred that comes with it. I mean it—that’s all I need to maximize my personal power and completely thrive in this world. I was born into a Canadian, middle-class, white family, […]

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 […]