The Racism of Weed

CNN appears to be an opponent of President Trump, as are many media groups today. Political debate and discussion is good. CNN writers also claim the president is racist in many of his words, actions and national policy. Again, political discourse and criticism is good. Yet if CNN opposes racism -- which is a good … Continue reading The Racism of Weed

Racist Connie Lau Policies, Colin Kaepernick and Me

In August 2017, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick (CK) took a knee in protest during the pre-game national anthem. He told media after the game, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color." His action triggered other protests and ignited … Continue reading Racist Connie Lau Policies, Colin Kaepernick and Me

Institutional Racism of Marijuana

You've heard the term "marijuana." You may have even tried this complex and controversial drug on occasion. Or with some 33 U.S. states authorizing legal Medical Cannabis or some 11 U.S. states legalizing the use of Recreational Cannabis, you might be a seasoned user. Good for you! We fully support Medical Cannabis. Yet if you … Continue reading Institutional Racism of Marijuana

Goodness, Knowledge and Discipline

OPEN LETTER TO John Fielding, AltRes Director of Risk Management. AltRes manages some 30,000 employees and numerous companies in the State of Hawai'i. Aloha Mr. Fielding, I followed what my husband wrote yesterday. He shared your comments with me today. You and I both have something in common. From my understanding we both are of … Continue reading Goodness, Knowledge and Discipline

Privileged Racists Oppose Cannabis

Privileged White Americans love to drink alcohol (see Demographics of Alcohol below). Conversely, White Evangelical Protestants, primarily women, are most likely to oppose marijuana in society. [1] "Just Say No To Drugs," they warn. They don't consider alcohol a drug. "We've got to protect the kids from the evil weed," they say. Kids easily get … Continue reading Privileged Racists Oppose Cannabis

StarAdvertiser and Media Mislead (again) about Marijuana

U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard Governor David Ige State Senator Roz Baker (Maui) Former State Senator and County Councilor Gary Hooser (Kaua’i) Mayoral Candidate and former County Councilor Mel Rapozo (Kaua’i) Civil Beat Writer Anita Hofschneider Civil Beat Writer John Hill Vice President / Editor Star Advertiser Frank Bridgewater City Editor Star Advertiser David Butts Mahalo … Continue reading StarAdvertiser and Media Mislead (again) about Marijuana

More Pregnant Women Using Cannabis

Jacqueline Howard, writing in CNN, summarizes a Kaiser Permanente Northern California study. More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. Summary Findings The prevalence … Continue reading More Pregnant Women Using Cannabis

Happy 420: Still Zero Fatal ODs From Marijuana

Here we are ... April 20th in the year 2016. Although FOUR states and the District of Columbia have ended marijuana prohibition for recreational use and 24 have opened the doors to Medical Cannabis, there have been no fatal OverDoses from marijuana use -- evah! Let's be clear -- one can OD on marijuana, particularly … Continue reading Happy 420: Still Zero Fatal ODs From Marijuana

Marijuana Addiction

ClearHealth attends a major medical training [4.13.13] on addiction, including discussions on alcohol, tobacco, opioids and illicit drugs. The program discusses an effective practice to treat Substance Use Disorders: Screening, Brief Intervention, Referal and Treatment (SBIRT) Take a few minutes to tell us what you think of their section on Cannabis (marijuana) Addiction. Download the … Continue reading Marijuana Addiction