First things first: there is no cure for Covid-19. But because cannabis has been used as medicine for millennia and modern research shows it to be a potential treatment for dozens of disorders, there have been many scientific studies in this last year focused specifically on how this natural plant ally might help mitigate the complications of the virus. With the science now in, the results from some of the top studies are well worth compiling and summarizing for the benefit of all.
Cannabis: A Potential Anti-Viral
Is it time to cancel the fakest social justice movement on earth?
First things first. Of course all lives matter, and at face value that’s a noble sentiment. But the problem with the people who are saying it is this: They don’t really mean it at all.
Because if all lives mattered, they would be the most ON FIRE social justice warriors on the planet. Why? Because human lives are being degraded left and right, but instead of confronting this, these clowns are using a tired trope to completely ignore reality.
Take the children locked in cages along the U.S…
In the time of Corona Virus, your food should be your front line defense.
The Corona Virus is no joke folks. But while there is no known cure for the pandemic, there are lots of studies out there on the anti-viral properties of many common foods. Many of you might be surprised to learn just how powerful some of these ingredients really are. Here are three simple foods that you probably already have right in your home kitchen, all with scientifically proven anti-viral powers to boost your immune system and help keep you safe and healthy in this trying time.
To Stop the Destruction of the Amazon, We Need Real Systemic Change
As a freelance journalist that’s been covering the Amazon for years, the best thing about this horror show of fire and destruction that's been playing out over the last couple of months is to see the world finally paying attention to the fate of the greatest eco-system on earth.
I believe we can stop the ecocide, but we need to be seeing through the Matrix here. …
I have been a full-time freelance writer for over ten years. While I have bylines in everything from mainstream outlets like USA Today and Vice to niche publications like High Times and Parabola Magazine, used to write an environmental column for Paste Magazine, and am currently writing a full-length guide book to my favorite country in the world (Colombia,) one of the keys to my success (survival really) has been the ability to pick up side gigs for extra cash on the fly through writer’s marketplace type sites.
Yesterday, I received an email entitled “Notification to California Based Writers” from…
Originally published on Invisible People
Last year, UN Human Rights Rapporteur Leilani Farha visited the San Francisco Bay Area. Her mission was to observe and report on the conditions of homeless people there. What did she find? Well, not only did she declare the homeless situation in the USA a violation of basic human rights and place the conditions on par with the slums of third world countries like Mexico, Delhi and Belgrade, but she noticed a level of cruelty toward the homeless “that I don’t think I’ve seen,” in her own words.
As a freelance journalist who has spent…
When all things are perceived as infinite and holy, what motive can we have for covetousness, for drearier forms of pleasure? — Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception
Native to the Andean mountain range of South America, huachuma (Echinopsis pachanoi) is also known as San Pedro (Saint Peter) because it is said to be the key that opens the gates of heaven. With its potential to catalyze deep healing at many levels, both for individuals and societies, it is a “teacher plant” that has much to offer those looking for a profound entheogenic experience.
Huachuma is a tall columnar cactus…
Originally published in Paste Magazine
The idea that capitalism will save the world and that poverty, not greed, is actually to blame for deforestation and other ecological disasters is nothing new, but I always dismissed it as more free market nutjob nonsense. When I recently saw the well-respected environmental outlet Grist.org towing that blood encrusted old line however, I knew this issue could no longer be ignored.
This column is supposed to be about solutions, but if we are confused about the problem we can’t even begin to get into solutions. And Grist is very confused.
Originally Published on Prohbtd.com
by Ocean Malandra
As the mighty cannabis plant sweeps the world in its unstoppable wave of legalization, can a New World counterpart — the power-packed coca leaf that is widely prohibited as the source of cocaine — become the next miracle medicine to shake off its bad rep and step forward to heal the world? A brand-new study says hell yes!
Though the coca leaf has long-documented use in Andean culture as both a superfood and a medicine, a high-quality clinical study hasn’t been done on the plant since 1975, when renowned ethnobotanist Dr. …
From a prodigal past to a fantastic future, cannabis is shaping human life in profound ways.
Originally published on Massroots.com
We now know that the reason that cannabis is so miraculously able to address so many different human ailments and provide so many useful applications as hemp is because it actually evolved with us over time in a process called co-evolution. …
Solution-based environmental journalism. Plant medicine. Social Justice. Salsa music. Bogota to San Francisco.