Raina Elise

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What It Really Means When Black People Who Protest Are Called 'Ungrateful'

To be black and to be conscious and to have a voice flies in the face of white supremacy.<p>So, over the weekend, this happened:<p>In a series of tweets posted Sunday, Donald Trump, The President of the United States of America, condemned the protests of black athletes like Colin Kaepernick during the …

Why Is Weed Getting More Potent?

The feds began monitoring the potency of the nation’s pot supply in the ‘70s by drawing samples from stashes seized by law enforcement, and boy was …

Protest Isn’t Unpatriotic — Attacking The First Amendment Rights Of Black Athletes Is

Freedom of speech shouldn't have to be explained to the president.<p>Addressing an almost all-white audience on Friday, President Trump called on NFL owners to fire athletes who take a knee during the national anthem, a protest begun last year by Colin Kaepernick to highlight police killings of black …

8 Habits Of Couples In Sexually Satisfying Relationships

Let's make like Marvin Gaye and get it on.<p>When life gets busy (and when isn’t it busy?), it’s easy for sex to become the very last thing on a couple’s never-ending to-do list.<p>Putting sex on the back-burner again and again can lead to resentments, and the couple may even eventually find themselves …

3 Must-Dos to Prepare for When Cannabis Is Federally Legal

Legalization of marijuana nationally is a quixotic cause now but the momentum seems to make it likely to happen eventually. The opportunities that will follow will be enormous.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On August 1, 2017, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced The …

Medical Marijuana: A Beginner's Guide

This week, I finally convinced my father to try a cannabis salve for his arthritis. You would think after four years of reporting on the marijuana …

Four Natural Wine and Fine Oregon Cannabis Pairings

In Portland, there's no more zeitgeist-y union of substances than the one between delicious natural wine and green mother cannabis.<p>By natural wine, …

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17 Unfortunate Realities Of Having ADHD

Besides struggling to make it through this entire post without getting distracted.<p>[Editor's note: ADD/ADHD is a neurological disorder characterized by difficulty sustaining attention, lack of self-control, impaired working memory, and a range of other symptoms. It’s now more often classified in …

Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot.The research published …

Moms Get High, Too

It’s Mother’s Day! For many of you, the only connection between cannabis and this particular holiday will be recalling the numerous times you got …

‘This Trail Was Blazed by Patients’: An Interview With Cannabis Advocate Montel Williams

TV personality Montel Williams recently appeared at the Viridian Cannabis Investment Series, hosted by Viridian Capital Advisors at the John Jay …

Ferguson Protester Edward Crawford, Subject of Iconic Photo, Found Dead

Edward Crawford, a St. Louis resident who was the subject of an iconic photo epitomizing the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri, is dead.<p>Crawford was photographed throwing a flaming tear gas canister in an image broadcast widely during the months of unrest that followed the fatal shooting of …

Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Blasts Court For Affirming 18-Year Sentence Over Marijuana

She called the sentence "outrageous" and "ridiculous."<p>Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson ripped her colleagues on the court this week for affirming an 18-year prison sentence for a man who was arrested with 18 grams of marijuana.<p>In a blistering dissent released Wednesday, …

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Why We Need More Non-White Sex Ed Teachers

The co-founder of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network talks about the specific needs of black and Latino communities.<p><i>Bianca Laureano</i><i>, 37, is a sex educator and the co-founder of the</i> <i>Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN)</i><i>. A self-identified black Puerto Rican, she is working to increase</i> …

How Black Lives Matter Uses Social Media to Fight the Power | WIRED

In the 1960s, if you were a civil rights worker stationed in the Deep South and you needed to get some urgent news out to the rest of the world—word …

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Marijuana's Biggest Enemy Is Not Jeff Sessions–It's Big Pharma

A huge drug company is going after legal weed.<p>Like most grassroots movements, cannabis legalization has its own bogeymen–nebulous entities backed by kings and queens of industry who are as feared as they are loathed. Big Tobacco is in there, of course, as are the corrections and law enforcement …

I gave my cancer-stricken son weed and it saved his life

The mom of a cancer-stricken teenage boy has revealed she gave her son cannabis “to ease his pain” – and has made a miraculous recovery.<p>Callie …

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Under Investigation After 700 Lawyers Were Spied On in Prison

A U.S. Attorney’s Office is found to have stashed hundreds of calls between inmates and lawyers. A veteran prosecutor says his old colleagues have …

Corruption

The Conservative Christian Moms Pushing for More Legal Weed in Texas

"We are the most unlikely people to be doing this."<p>Lisa Helt has been worried about her son, Mitchell, for a long time. He is severely autistic. Once, he put his head through a car windscreen. Later, he tried to do the same thing to a dining-room table and was left bloodied with glass shattered all …

The murders of Biggie and Tupac are still a mystery after 20 years — here are all the theories about them

To this day, both murders remain unsolved. Over the past two decades, so many conspiracy theories have been spread surrounding their deaths. And the cases are eerily similar in many ways.<p><b>Here's everything you need to know about the deaths of Biggie and Tupac and the theories about their cases:</b>

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More Than a Quarter of Americans Would Substitute Marijuana for Beer, New Survey Shows

The green rush is bubbling over, you could say.<p>What's faster than a speeding locomotive? Move over Superman, it's the marijuana industry.<p>Since 1996, …

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Autism News: Mapping Of Genomes Leads To Breakthrough Study On Disorder

A new study on Autism released Tuesday reveals 18 new candidate genes. Previously, researchers had identified 42 genes that they knew played a role …

9 Reasons Why Having Lots of Sex Is Good for You

Thanks, science.<p>Finally, some good news. Sex makes work better, according to a study out of Oregon State University, and it does so equally for men and women. Of 159 married employees who filled out surveys, those who had sex reported better moods the next day, the effects of which appeared to last …

Study: black people are 7 times more likely than white people to be wrongly convicted of murder

More evidence of an unfair criminal justice system.<p>Race may be the deciding factor in whether you’re deemed innocent in a court of law.<p>That’s the takeaway from a study for the National Registry of Exonerations, published on Tuesday. Researchers Samuel Gross, Maurice Possley, and Klara Stephens …

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Doctors Would Rather You Take Weed Up the Butt Than Smoke It

We’re not sure this health tip will catch on.<p>As Canada moves closer to a legal weed regime—with new regulations expected this summer—some doctors are questioning the way we consume medical weed and suggesting that taking it up the butt is actually much more effective than smoking it.<p>"Rectally is …