Posts By: Raylan Campbell

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Brief Bio:

Raylan's goal is to illuminate the dark areas of cannabis lore and show the world there is no THC crazed monster lurking under the bed, waiting to steal our children. Cannabis is powerfully effective and safe. It should be treated accordingly. Raylan lives in Seattle.

April 29, 2015
04/29/2015
Cannabis and Child Care: Why Discretion Is Key

Cannabis and Child Care: Why Discretion Is Key

My advice: discretion until they are 18. A recent story out of Kansas illustrates perfectly why I feel this way. An 11 year old boy who’s mother...
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April 28, 2015
04/28/2015
Why I Would Rather My Kids Use Cannabis Than Alcohol

Why I Would Rather My Kids Use Cannabis Than Alcohol

The lion’s share of why I feel this way revolves purely around safety. The simple fact is that, from the parent’s perspective, your biggest priority is just...
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April 23, 2015
04/23/2015
Fear Mongering Headlines Try to Demonize Cannabis

Fear Mongering Headlines Try to Demonize Cannabis

While headlines are meant to hook the reader, doesn’t journalistic integrity mean anything? The most recent horribly unjust portrayal of cannabis comes from the UK’s Daily Mail,...
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April 22, 2015
04/22/2015
Take Your Cannabis Daily for Good Health

Take Your Cannabis Daily for Good Health

Will we one day take our weed pills as a preventative health measure? I have used cannabis medically and recreationally and, to be honest, the two uses...
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April 20, 2015
04/20/2015
Vermont Lawmakers Threaten: Legalize Cannabis or Face Alcohol Prohibition

Vermont Lawmakers Threaten: Legalize Cannabis or Face Alcohol Prohibition

Vermont, you have stolen my heart. A group of Vermont lawmakers have threatened to reinstate alcohol prohibition unless a vote is passed to legalize cannabis.
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April 16, 2015
04/16/2015
Judge Upholds Federal Schedule I Classification of Cannabis

Judge Upholds Federal Schedule I Classification of Cannabis

In perhaps one of the most disappointing outcomes we’ve seen in a while, a judge has upheld the Federal Schedule I classification of cannabis after a...
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April 15, 2015
04/15/2015
Do Alcohol Companies Own the NFL?

Do Alcohol Companies Own the NFL?

One sponsorship group that would undoubtedly have an issue with a league that embraced cannabis immediately comes to mind: beer companies.
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April 13, 2015
04/13/2015
When Should You Talk to Your Kids About Cannabis?

When Should You Talk to Your Kids About Cannabis?

As a parent and cannabis supporter, the following question has been put to me by various people: what is the appropriate age to have a talk with...
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April 8, 2015
04/08/2015
Cannabis and Being a Parent: A Talk With My Son

Cannabis and Being a Parent: A Talk With My Son

Yes, I’m a cannabis enthusiast, but I’m a parent first and I truly do not want my sons to touch weed, alcohol, Sudafed or any other substance...
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April 7, 2015
04/07/2015
Challenge to NFL: Go Pro-Cannabis, Attract More Pro Talent

Challenge to NFL: Go Pro-Cannabis, Attract More Pro Talent

There is a steadily growing concern among current and former players that the NFL doesn’t really care about them as people, only caring insofar as the player...
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April 7, 2015
04/07/2015
Epileptic Australian Child Clings to Hope for Gov’t Cannabis Trial

Epileptic Australian Child Clings to Hope for Gov’t Cannabis Trial

Bethany is on a regimen of anti-epileptics and steroids that are causing her to gain unhealthy weight, have mood swings, insomnia and a compromised immune system.
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April 6, 2015
04/06/2015
Close the Fist, Open the Heart: Cannabis in Schools

Close the Fist, Open the Heart: Cannabis in Schools

Researchers studied the cannabis use rates at schools that had a suspension policy for illicit drugs versus schools that instead referred kids to counseling for drug infractions.
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April 6, 2015
04/06/2015
Cannabis and Organ Transplants: Who is Worthy?

Cannabis and Organ Transplants: Who is Worthy?

I wanted to explore the phenomenon of transplant candidacy rejection a bit. There doesn’t seem to be a single over-arching set of rules. But, I’m sure the...
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April 2, 2015
04/02/2015
Here’s the Number of Cannabis Psychosis Cases in the UK

Here’s the Number of Cannabis Psychosis Cases in the UK

The question Walker posited was, “How many young people under 18 years of age have been treated in NHS-funded mental health units for cannabis-induced psychosis in each...
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April 1, 2015
04/01/2015
Katelyn Pauling, Face of Minnesota MMJ, Passes Away

Katelyn Pauling, Face of Minnesota MMJ, Passes Away

“She put a face to the kids that are hurting,” commented Mr. Pauling. “She changed a lot of people in a lot of different ways, not only...
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March 30, 2015
03/30/2015
Gov. Chris Christie and His Prohibition Proclivity

Gov. Chris Christie and His Prohibition Proclivity

New Jersey Governor and potential 2016 Presidential candidate, Chris Christie, recently took some air time to throw cannabis under the proverbial bus and take shots at the...
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March 25, 2015
03/25/2015
Pre-Employment Drug Screens Stigmatize Stoners Even in Legal States

Pre-Employment Drug Screens Stigmatize Stoners Even in Legal States

I decided to peruse Craigslist and see what types of jobs require pre-employment drug screening. Keep in mind, I live in Washington with legal weed.
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March 24, 2015
03/24/2015
Former NFL Athlete Supports Medical Marijuana for Players

Former NFL Athlete Supports Medical Marijuana for Players

Jackson is unashamed to talk about his cannabis use as a player. He says he resorted to cannabis because he didn’t want to take prescription opiates and...
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March 23, 2015
03/23/2015
Cannabis Causes Psychosis? The Answer Is in the Hash

Cannabis Causes Psychosis? The Answer Is in the Hash

Researchers” relied on self reporting, which is historically not reliable and the study only looks at two forms of cannabis, skunk and hash.
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March 18, 2015
03/18/2015
Bill Maher Champions Legal Weed On Real Time

Bill Maher Champions Legal Weed On Real Time

Maher said the generic, canned justification politicians give about their pot past is to claim that they were just young and stupid; a silly child who learned...
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