My Portfolio

I started ghostwriting in 2009 and in that time I have penned hundreds, if not thousands of articles and 15 books. Despite this large body of work, like all of us who've made our living as a ghost, until relatively recently, I had very little to show for it. Six months after Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide was published in 2015, I decided I needed to change that. Below are some of my bylined pieces.
 
  • Building Confidence in the Cannabis Marketplace
    Building Confidence in the Cannabis Marketplace

    To grease the wheels of progress, a Palo Alto, California, company called Confident Cannabis is revolutionizing the way the cannabis industry functions. They’ve used their technical expertise to engineer software solutions that will centralize and unify the wholesale cannabis trade, which has been stuck in ‘flying by the seat of your pants’ mode for too...

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  • Online Ordering Platforms Find Renewed Purpose During Pandemic
    Online Ordering Platforms Find Renewed Purpose During Pandemic

    Online ordering platforms are now the retail destinations of choice for individuals who can legally purchase cannabis supplies, whether for medical or recreational uses. Ecommerce Technology Responds Amid Crisis The Covid-19 pandemic has been accompanied by widespread business closures. Retailers who remain open did so with an “essential services” designation, signifying their capacity to deliver...

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  • Furloughs, Layoffs, and Losses: Covid-19 Takes a Hit on Cannabis
    Furloughs, Layoffs, and Losses: Covid-19 Takes a Hit on Cannabis

    The Covid-19 outbreak and associated quarantine have caused problems for every industry, and cannabis is no exception. After a quiet first few weeks, the initial round of layoffs, furloughs, and scaling back in planning has begun. There will almost certainly be more to come, and the long-term job prospects for those who’ve been sent home...

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  • A Legacy Denied: The Murder of Fred Hampton, 50 Years Later
    A Legacy Denied: The Murder of Fred Hampton, 50 Years Later

    On December 4, 1969, one of the country’s most promising young revolutionaries was murdered by police, in a joint operation fully supported by the FBI. That revolutionary’s name was Fred Hampton, and 50 years later his brief time in the spotlight still evokes admiration and deep regret over the events that took his life. Hampton...

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  • Adventurous Things to Do in Puerto Rico
    Adventurous Things to Do in Puerto Rico

    Ask anyone who’s been to Puerto Rico about their vacation and most will say they walked the streets of Old San Juan learning the history of the island. (The United States captured Puerto Rico from Spain, with the island becoming a U.S. territory in 1898.) El Morro, an old Spanish fortification, is the No. 1...

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  • Can CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) Help Relieve Your Anxiety and Other Mental Disorders?
    Can CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) Help Relieve Your Anxiety and Other Mental Disorders?

    Anxiety is one of the most common reasons people take CBD oil and related products. As it happens, out of CBD’s many uses, anxiety relief has some of the strongest medical research evidence. Most notably, a 2011 study by Brazilian researchers found that CBD reduced anxiety caused by public speaking in people with social anxiety...

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  • Wraparound Dehumidification Technology for Cannabis Grows
    Wraparound Dehumidification Technology for Cannabis Grows

    In these conditions, sensitive cannabis plants become vulnerable to mold, powdery mildew, and bud rot (Botrytis). In addition, moisture-saturated environments inhibit the uptake of nutrients from the soil. This scenario creates further stress for the plants, which thrive only when humidity is precisely controlled. Many growers attempt to manage humidity levels through the use of...

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  • New Cannabinoid Discovery: THCP
    New Cannabinoid Discovery: THCP

    Research into the properties of cannabis is ongoing, and new discoveries are the order of the day. As exploratory technology advances, researchers are learning more about the profoundly fertile nature of the Cannabis sativa plant. One fascinating development is the recent discovery of a new pair of cannabinoids with similar chemical structures to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and...

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  • Researching CBD – Looking for Limits
    Researching CBD – Looking for Limits

    Cannabidiol (CBD) has been highly touted and heavily hyped. Its medicinal qualities are perceived as limitless by some, and its non-psychoactive nature makes it suitable for just about anyone—or so it has been claimed. Entrepreneurs are jumping in on CBD as rapidly and in abundance. CBD has been sold as oil, in capsules and syrups,...

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  • Cannabis Analysis and Advanced Lab Equipment
    Cannabis Analysis and Advanced Lab Equipment

    Robust consumer demand has put the cannabis industry on the fast track to sustainable profitability. But strict regulatory frameworks require careful monitoring and planning on the part of cannabis growers, manufacturers, and retailers. This helps guarantee quality control, although it does put the onus on cannabis entrepreneurs to stay compliant with ever-evolving rules. These legal...

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  • From Mesoamerica to the Chia Pet Smoothies: The Evolution of the Chia Seed
    From Mesoamerica to the Chia Pet Smoothies: The Evolution of the Chia Seed

    I originally wrote this for an off grid publication. It is republished here with permission.  Did you have a Chia Pet growing up? Maybe you aren’t as old as I am, but I ordered my very own Chia Pet off the back of a comic book in the late 1970s. I was 11 at the...

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  • Federal Financial Aid Back on College Kids with Cannabis Convictions
    Federal Financial Aid Back on College Kids with Cannabis Convictions

    Within the Higher Education Act, Section 484 (r) states, “A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance[.]” This statement is accompanied by a table of ineligibility periods...

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