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Legalize Cannabis: I’m Sick of Watching Patients Starve

Legalize Cannabis: I’m Sick of Watching Patients Starve

I’ve worked in the healthcare industry for the past 17 years, specializing in emergency, rehabilitation and end of life care at facilities ranging from large universities to local community hospitals. It wasn’t until the past 7 years in the long term acute care setting that I started noticing an alarming trend: patients starving to death, […]

PA State Senator Daylin Leach On Assisted Suicide And Death With Dignity

PA State Senator Daylin Leach On Assisted Suicide And Death With Dignity

The desire for choice seems to be in America’s DNA. As a people, we demand a cornucopia of choices in virtually every aspect of our lives. We demand everything from 31 flavors to 800 channels. We go to The Cheesecake Factory to choose between 300 menu items, in a mall with 400 stores. Whole political […]

The First Time I Smoked K2 Spice I Thought I Was Going To Die

The First Time I Smoked K2 Spice I Thought I Was Going To Die

I have seen a definitive increase in the number of stories in the mainstream media in the last few months about people using synthetic marijuana and experiencing frightening and sometimes fatal reactions. This week it was reported that three people in Colorado died recently after smoking synthetic marijuana, and up to 75 hospitalizations have been […]

Medical Marijuana Activism & Parenting: Risky Business

Medical Marijuana Activism & Parenting: Risky Business

PHOTO Courtesy of Idaho Three on Facebook: Medical Marijuana Activist Mother and Patient Lindsey Rinehart of Compassionate Idaho one week after her children were kidnapped by the state Being a mom is hard enough. Being an activist mom is even more difficult. Combine parenting with drug policy reform activism while being a cannabis-medicating patient and […]