Snake Oil Salesman

5 Ways to Spot Cannabis Oil Hucksters and Frauds

As more and more people have been learning about the medical properties of cannabis, the quasi-legal fraudsters have been coming out of the woodwork. I hate them, because they’re trying to con sick people, and they’re doing it with bogus “medicine” that at best will waste their money and at worst might make them sicker. […]

Old Hippie Kenobi

Happy Fifth Anniversary!

Today marks exactly 5 years since I transformed my life as a legal medical marijuana patient in California and started this personal journey (and blog!). At the time, I was simply trying to document what I was doing for what I thought was a small number of interested people on Reddit’s /r/trees. Today, my webmaster […]

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Pharma Futility and the American Health System

Felicity had an interesting encounter with our dysfunctional health system recently. If you’re not from the United States, you may be befuddled by this story because it couldn’t possibly be true. If you do live in the U.S., you will probably sigh in commiseration or cynically say, “Well, of course! Everyone is used to this! […]