Archive for June 2015

Medical Marijuana: Here's what I know now that I didn't know before

I’ve been blogging about medical marijuana for about 6 weeks. Prior to that I really didn’t know very much about the interesting and quite complicated world of medical marijuana. As a recreational user, you really don’t think to ask the seller what strain of marijuana you are purchasing. As long as it gets you “where... Read more »

Medical Marijuana: You don't have to smoke it and it doesn't make you high

You don’t have to smoke it and it doesn’t make you high. I find myself saying this to people on a regular basis when talking about medical marijuana. This still seems to be the biggest misconception about medical marijuana. These days, the most effective and easiest way to get the most benefit from the plant... Read more »

A lemon that thought it was a tankless water heater

After almost a quarter century of being renters, we finally bought our first house in September, 2010. Now, almost 5 years later, I am realizing what a double edged sword this purchase has turned out to be. On the one hand, we are building up equity and our mortgage is a fixed amount every month,... Read more »

Charlotte's Web Hemp Oil is truly a miracle cure for many

Meet the Stanley Brothers. They come from an evangelical Christian family of 11 kids from Colorado Springs, Colorado. They are a pretty unlikely bunch to be one of the biggest producers of cannabis oil in the country. Don’t feel bad if you have never heard of them. I had never heard of them, either, until... Read more »

Cannabis shown to prolong the lives of those with ALS

We all remember the Ice Bucket Challenge craze of the summer of 2014, right? It all started with Pete Frates, a former baseball player who had been diagnosed with it a year before…except it really started before that…which doesn’t really matter…but it really snowballed with Pete Frates. In any case, regular people started dumping buckets... Read more »

Rogers Park cannabis clinic vote stalled by zoning appeals delay

Now that I have declared my medical marijuana activism, my first test will be in my own backyard, so to speak, where there is some controversy over the location of a dispensary in Rogers Park, where I live. A medical marijuana dispensary was granted a license to operate in Chicago’s 50th ward at 6501 N.... Read more »