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PETITION: Renew Fired Cannabis Researcher’s Contract

PETITION: Renew Fired Cannabis Researcher’s Contract

Two weeks after Dr. Suzanne Sisley was fired from her research position at the University of Arizona, citizens and activists are still rallying behind her. A petition has been started on the website Change.org, requesting that the University of Arizona renew Dr. Sisley’s contract, thus allowing her to begin her groundbreaking study on medical cannabis […]

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program: Don’t Leave Wounded Vets Behind

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program: Don’t Leave Wounded Vets Behind

A Marine Corps veteran called me up just before the Memorial Day weekend.  He told me he was from South Jersey and he asked how he could get into New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP).  He said he had chronic pain from a broken back as a result of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. I […]

POETRY: In Memory of Lt. Duncan Sleigh

POETRY: In Memory of Lt. Duncan Sleigh

2LT, 39W 30 Numbered rank, panel, row Google it and you’ll find a dry report of casualties At Quang Nam Mike Company 3/7 Marines lost eight men on 6 Nov 1968 in an engagement south of Hill 55 about 8 kilometers northeast of the Liberty Bridge 1945-1968 23 years old 46 years ago the time that’s […]

Lady Business: Amber E. Senter of Compassion Medicinal Edibles in California

Lady Business: Amber E. Senter of Compassion Medicinal Edibles in California

Amber moved to California on Feb 11, 2014 after she was diagnosed with lupus on October 31st of last year. She was living in Chicago at the time and because the winters are very harsh and she’s hypersensitive to the cold. Her doctors advised that she move to a warmer climate to try to get the disease under control. She planned […]

Trading a Loving Heart for a Purple Heart: The Travis Gilliland Story

Trading a Loving Heart for a Purple Heart: The Travis Gilliland Story

Trigger Warning: This article discusses military service, PTSD, suicide, and self-destructive substance abuse and contains disturbing passages that could be triggering, especially for those who have served or are serving in the military. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: you start talking with someone of a more liberal persuasion about cannabis legalization and/or […]

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 3

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 3

By Bud Doc PART THREE, click here for PART ONE ///click here for PART TWO Well, a lot has happened since I last left you. I have completed my transit west and set up camp out here. It was quite the challenging trip! I was met with some very nasty weather, including 60 MPH cross winds that […]

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 2

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 2

By “Bud Doc” PART TWO, click here for PART ONE I have thought about killing myself many, many times. At 16, I took a knife to my wrists. Fortunately, I am an idiot and didn’t do it right. Although in my defense, I didn’t have Google back then… In 2009, I took too many pills […]

Dirty Wars: A Review of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary

Dirty Wars: A Review of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary

War is a dirty thing – it always has been and it will continue to be. The fact alone that all wars are fought because of greed or hate is inherently a terrible thing. So, to talk about covert warfare as if it were a shocking and wrong is almost silly, yet here we are. […]

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer

By “Bud Doc” PART ONE  This is the story of how a normal, everyday kid ended up as a farmer. Not just any farmer, a weed farmer. I had a normal childhood filled with parents divorcing, living on welfare for a while, and my mother working two jobs to make ends meet. There were small […]

Drones Aren’t Just Used In War

Drones Aren’t Just Used In War

Drone is an fairly innocuous word. It is often used to describe something or someone being boring, droning on and on, or a low, constant noise. The word becomes more loaded in other contexts though. Drone in the military context has never been an innocent word. Used historically to refer to soldiers considered disposable, the […]