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Federal Medical Cannabis Patient, Barbara Douglass, Passes Away at 62

Federal Medical Cannabis Patient, Barbara Douglass, Passes Away at 62

The federal government has spent decades trying to keep cannabis out of the hands of its citizens. The federal government has spent decades trying to keep cannabis out of the hands of it citizens. However, that hasn’t stopped them from securing a patent on the plants or conducting studies. In fact, the federal government actually […]

Dear Leelah Alcorn: Your Life and Death Mean Something

Dear Leelah Alcorn: Your Life and Death Mean Something

Content Note: This article discusses bullying, transphobia/hate and suicide of a transgender teenager. Leelah Alcorn’s friends describe her as funny, despite struggling with ongoing depression and a difficult home life. At 17, she had known she was different all of her life but had only recently learned how to give voice to that difference. Because […]

POEM: Every Year You Die Again

POEM: Every Year You Die Again

Though it has been Twenty four years Since you took your life There are days When I feel you In my cells Emanating life force I’m transported To the shade Of our avocado tree In Florida Where you rocked me Back and forth When I could still fit Into your lap I looked up at […]

RIP Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

RIP Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

Amy Winehouse died three years ago today. I remember seeing her at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia with my friends Ed and Kate a¬†few months before she died. She looked very skinny and drawn and was wearing those tiny faded jean shorts and gold belt with a tank top with flimsy and often dirty pink […]