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A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

Image: Jason and Jayden David, photo courtesy of Jason David  Congressman Scott Perry (D-PA), Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) introduced the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014” yesterday in Pennsylvania, flanked by representatives from Colorado’s Realm of Caring (RoC), the producers of the high-CBD low-THC Charlotte’s Web cannabis strain. According […]

DC: FREE HER Campaign and Rally June 21, 2014

DC: FREE HER Campaign and Rally June 21, 2014

The FREE HER rally and campaign is organizing women and others in support of ending mass incarceration to gather on the Washington Mall on June 21, 2014 to (1) raise awareness of the increase in the rate of incarceration of women in the United States and the impact on our children and communities,  (2) Demand […]

It’s Time to Grow: Hemp History Week June 2-8, 2014

It’s Time to Grow: Hemp History Week June 2-8, 2014

Every day, more and more Americans discover the benefits of hemp. This ever-expanding market includes healthy food and body care products, as well as eco-friendly textiles, clothing, auto parts, and building materials. But despite hemp’s growing popularity, an outdated and misguided Federal policy – created in the 1930s – currently prevents U.S. farmers from growing […]

4/20: To Celebrate & Remember

4/20: To Celebrate & Remember

April 20th will soon be upon us with little festivals and large gatherings that will hopefully welcome those who celebrate the cannabis plant and the dream of freedom with love and a safe place to partake in sacrament, medicine or revelry. As the countdown to that hallowed time on that hallowed day, there will be […]

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 […]

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray “Occupy” Lewis: Legalize Marijuana & Marriage Equality, Ban Fracking

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray “Occupy” Lewis: Legalize Marijuana & Marriage Equality, Ban Fracking

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher I’ve run into the incomparable Ray “Occupy” Lewis at Occupy demonstrations and a few Smokedown Prohibition Philadelphia protests at which we both spoke. I’m always grateful and honored to see him at these functions inspiring people with his views on cannabis legalization, marriage equality, women’s reproductive rights, free speech and the reasons we […]