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How to Come Out of the Cannabis Closet: Easy Steps for 420 Advocacy

How to Come Out of the Cannabis Closet: Easy Steps for 420 Advocacy

PHOTO: Trevauhn Grant A lot has changed in my life since I wrote this piece last year following 4/20. First and foremost, I am proud to say I am finally fully out of the cannabis closet! I first became involved in advocacy in 2011, when I was diagnosed with cancer and used cannabis illegally during chemotherapy. […]

Thank You For Not Smoking

Thank You For Not Smoking

In a recent editorial discussing the FDA and e-cigarettes,The Christian Science Monitor asks: Should the agency [FDA] assume that millions of Americans choose to be nicotine addicts, with the federal role simply to make the use of electronic cigarettes as safe as possible? Or should the FDA see this powerful addiction as inherently wrong, both for individuals […]

A Universal Right to Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness

A Universal Right to Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — The United States Declaration of Independence On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted. That’s 237 years ago […]