• THE BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE

    THE BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE4

    Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, a story came forth that thrilled the world [except China for obvious reasons]. Today in a galaxy very near, our galaxy actually, the battle that took place long ago is now happening on our very doorsteps. An empire ruled by a mouse seeks forced worship [worship means

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  • HAPPY LEGAL 420, CALI

    HAPPY LEGAL 420, CALI7

    There is much ado this year in California on 4/20. In fact, there is so much going on since pot, aka cannabis was made legal by state law, the celebrations started yesterday on April 19th in culturally advanced spots like Los Angeles. My favorite and the most well known group of patients named after this

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  • EVERYTHING420 FIRST QUARTER

    EVERYTHING420 FIRST QUARTER10

    As we come upon the end of the first quarter, Everything420 takes a look at legal weed in California. It is hoped that somehow this column will reach eyes in Cook County, home to Chicago. That is the sight of the next cannabis legalization move. The tax scene. The state lawmakers, none of whom has

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  • STAYING MEDICAL – HERE’S WHY

    STAYING MEDICAL – HERE’S WHY3

    In 1996, Prop 215 was voted in and medical marijuana in California became a reality. I was not a medical patient at that time but I knew plenty of young people who were via Ritalin and Adderall regiments. Although I knew the benefits I was getting from weed being a stoner, I didn’t feel medical

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  • Los Angeles has a new face of cannabis

    Los Angeles has a new face of cannabis6

    Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed Cat Packer as Executive Director of the newly-established Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation. Packer will be the first Executive Director for the department, which was created in June after Los Angeles voters approved the local regulation and taxation of cannabis earlier this year. In her new role, Packer will

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  • PTSD and POT

    PTSD and POT14

    PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, events like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. PTSD can happen to anyone. It is not a sign of weakness. A number of factors can increase the chance that someone will have

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