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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 […]

MEMORIAL DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

MEMORIAL DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

After Staff Sargent Mike Whiter returned home from serving his country, he tried to kill himself three times. Whiter served in the US Marines for 11 years, including combat tours in Kosovo and Iraq. After his medical discharge, Whiter sought help from the Veterans Administration for his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as […]

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 […]

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 […]