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At Least You Can Die Laughing

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A book review of You Can’t Kill Me Twice (so please treat me right) by Charlyne Yi Photo Credit: Laura E. Davis To see Charlyne Yi (pronounced yee) in character actress roles, you wouldn’t think twice about how her twisted, unique and sharp wit pops from the movie screen. Let alone, how that transmits to…
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Holiday Gifting with Intention

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year! …And it deserves the most wonderful kind of gift-giving. With recent fires, floods and other disasters around the globe, not to mention pollution from plastics and other toxins, the elephant in the room begs one question:  “How can I gift without causing more harm to the environment?” …
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Healing The World With Pot, Not Punches

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Mike Tyson’s Vision of Healing Products Launches in Las Vegas Mike Tyson is no stranger to cannabis. It’s been a part of his life for a long time. The former boxing champ didn’t start using it as medicine, though, until he was a little older. Now the founder of the Tyson Ranch cannabis company praises…
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An Adventure in Hydrating

It’s 1981 and L.A. is in a heat wave the week before Labor Day. Working retail in those days put us at ground zero of the Downtown L.A. energy from the garment district, the old financial district, to the flower mart, to the produce market and back around to the jewelry district. The Dodgers were…
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Legalized Weed Blazing New Trails For Stoner Films

Cheech and Chong. Harold and Kumar. Jay and Silent Bob. Historically, the characters in classic stoner films were portrayed as societal outcasts, delinquents and dropouts. The genre itself stems from decades-long prohibition and criminalization. It reflects a rebellious culture thumbing its nose at the man. But the times, they are a changin.’ With more than…
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Female Filmmaker Sparks Conversation On Women And Weed

Filmmaker Windy Borman grew up with a negative perception of cannabis. She labeled pot smokers at school as “stoner dudes,” under-achievers who often skipped class and usually smelled like a skunk. “That ‘I don’t care’ mentality just didn’t jibe with me,” recalls the award-winning director and producer. “It wasn’t very inviting.” When she started interviewing…
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