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 recently, I had very little to show for it. Six months after Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide was published, I decided I needed to change that.

Below are some of my bylined pieces.


 

  • The Rise and Fall of Brick Weed
    The Rise and Fall of Brick Weed

    Many older marijuana consumers remember brick weed quite well. Brick weed is made from compressed cannabis plants, shaped for fast and easy storage and transport. Flowers, stems, leaves and seeds are all crushed together into compact blocks weighing between 500 and 1000 grams. As the marijuana equivalent of processed food, it was no one’s idea...

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  • How Medicinal Cannabis Became Legal in Puerto Rico
    How Medicinal Cannabis Became Legal in Puerto Rico

    By 2013, 52 percent of Americans were in favor of legalizing cannabis for medicinal use. Eighteen states had already passed referendums or bills legalizing medical marijuana for a broad range of conditions, and within five years that number was destined to nearly double. But in certain areas (Midwest and South, for example) medicinal cannabis remained...

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  • Bipartisan Coalition Pushing For Federal Cannabis Reform
    Bipartisan Coalition Pushing For Federal Cannabis Reform

    What has been speculated on for weeks in the nation’s capital has now become a reality. On April 4, a bipartisan coalition of 13 Democrats and 13 Republicans reintroduced bill HR 6043 in the US House of Representatives. Known as the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, this bill would alter the...

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  • Why I Believe Racial Disparities Are The Reason Black People Are Dying From Cancer, Not Biological Differences
    Why I Believe Racial Disparities Are The Reason Black People Are Dying From Cancer, Not Biological Differences

    Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane. –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A few years before I was born (in 1966), my maternal grandmother (African American) died of a stroke. She’d also had metastatic colon cancer, so had the stroke not gotten her first, she was looking...

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  • A Greener Green: Solar Power The Best Option For Cannabis Sustainability
    A Greener Green: Solar Power The Best Option For Cannabis Sustainability

    Most cannabis producers would consider themselves ecologically responsible. They strive for sustainability by embracing organic grow practices whenever they can. They take pride in supplying a natural product that comes directly from the earth. Even those who aren’t thinking about sustainability will at least pay it lip service. They know that the environmentally aware crowd...

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  • Legalize It Already: What It’s Like Living With Prohibition In The Age Of Legalization
    Legalize It Already: What It’s Like Living With Prohibition In The Age Of Legalization

    The United States is unique. It’s difficult to think of another country where its states, cantons or provinces have their own sets of civil and criminal laws. There are some countries — Canada and Switzerland, for example — where cantons or provinces can create laws around issues such as education or whether to allow a...

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  • The Older, More Mature Cannabis Consumer
    The Older, More Mature Cannabis Consumer

    The "average" cannabis consumer is often characterized as someone younger than 30, but new research shows that might not be the case. There are many misconceptions about the average cannabis consumer. We are frequently characterized as being of a lower socioeconomic and education level, under 30 years old, and that we smoke just to get...

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  • Northern Mariana Islands Moving Forward With Full Cannabis Legalization
    Northern Mariana Islands Moving Forward With Full Cannabis Legalization

    On Sept. 21, 2018, Governor Ralph DLG Torres of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) signed House Bill 20-178 into law. This legislation, also known as the Taulamwarr Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act of 2018, lifts all prohibition on cannabis and related products. TheMarijuana Policy Project offers a summary of the bill. In one...

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  • My Recovery Journey: From Trauma and Abuse to Understanding and Forgiveness
    My Recovery Journey: From Trauma and Abuse to Understanding and Forgiveness

    It’s no surprise to me that even with seven years of therapy I still chose an abusive addict as a partner. What else had I known, growing up the way I did? “Adults are going to want to help you," my brother said. "Accept their help. At some point I won’t be able to protect...

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  • Why Leaflit Wants to Change How You Grow Cannabis At Home
    Why Leaflit Wants to Change How You Grow Cannabis At Home

    Marist College Institute for Public Opinion conducted a poll about Weed and the American Family revealing some interesting statistics. Of the 35 percent of Americans who regularly consume cannabis, 65 percent are parents with an annual household income of $75,000 or higher, 84 percent work full time, and 46 percent are 26 and older. The persona...

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  • Three speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and what we can learn from them today
    Three speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and what we can learn from them today

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 39 years old when he was assassinated; however, in his short life, Dr. King achieved so much. Among his accomplishments: the Montgomery bus boycott, the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, the Youth March for Integrated Schools, the Albany Movement, the Birmingham campaign, the Walk to Freedom, the March on...

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  • Overview of the Civil Rights Movement
    Overview of the Civil Rights Movement

    There is a history of racial inequality in America and out of this the hunger for African Americans to be able to equally express their citizenship rights took a nationally tangible shape. Sixty years before Black Lives Matter, there was the civil rights movement. For people just coming of age, it might seem from current...

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