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.


 

  • Medicinal Cannabis: Side Effects May Include Relief From Additional Ailments
    Medicinal Cannabis: Side Effects May Include Relief From Additional Ailments

    Within months of my 18th birthday, two things happened that continue to impact my life 34 years later. While taking a shower in the Manhattan apartment I shared with a roommate, I slipped and landed on my lower back and tailbone. To put the impact I experienced into context, the bathtubs back then were made...

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  • Hemp Hemp Hooray: Legalization Of Super Plant To Revitalize Puerto Rican Agriculture
    Hemp Hemp Hooray: Legalization Of Super Plant To Revitalize Puerto Rican Agriculture

    Ever since the last sugar cane processing plant closed in 2000, Puerto Rico's agricultural industry has struggled mightily. Legalized hemp may change that. Puerto Rico might have one of the most underdeveloped agricultural sectors on the planet. According to statistics provided by the US Department of Agriculture, Puerto Rico farming income has decreased by two-thirds...

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  • How Pot Shops Are Doing After Hurricane Maria
    How Pot Shops Are Doing After Hurricane Maria

    With crops destroyed and dispensaries badly damaged, there's been uncertainty about whether Puerto Rico’s cannabis industry can survive such a devastating blow. As a parting gift to the U.S. territory island of Puerto Rico, with seven months left in his term, in May 2015, governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed an executive order to legalize marijuana...

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  • Progress Made, Progress Still To Come: Uruguay’s Historic Cannabis Legalization, Five Years Later
    Progress Made, Progress Still To Come: Uruguay’s Historic Cannabis Legalization, Five Years Later

    Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis in 2013. But it wasn’t until July 2017 that cannabis products officially went on sale to the public. In the US, when state voter referendums first began legalizing cannabis, most territories moved quickly to create legal and regulatory structures to get their cannabis...

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  • Gabapentin Withdrawal: My Story
    Gabapentin Withdrawal: My Story

    My gabapentin withdrawal symptoms included vertigo from the moment I woke up until about midday, hot flashes that rivaled menopause, daily migraines, and what I prefer to just call intestinal distress. A funny thing happens when your eyes are wide open for the first time—it’s like a fog lifting. Horror stories abound about the dangers...

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  • The Truth About INSYS Therapeutics And Big Pharma’s Battle To Take Down Legal Cannabis
    The Truth About INSYS Therapeutics And Big Pharma’s Battle To Take Down Legal Cannabis

    The 2016 US presidential election cycle was a productive one for pro-cannabis activists. Voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine approved referendums that legalized recreational cannabis. In Arizona, however, a similar referendum (Proposition 205) was defeated, seemingly in defiance of pre-election polls that indicated it would pass. Political analysts credited a strong last-minute push by...

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  • The New Prohibition Battle: True Cannabis Legalization Is A Constitutional Matter
    The New Prohibition Battle: True Cannabis Legalization Is A Constitutional Matter

    Federal law prohibits the cultivation, sale and consumption of cannabis products within the borders of the United States. The majority of states have passed laws in contradiction to this edict (33 states and two territories have legalized medical marijuana; 10 others and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational cannabis), but the federal government can...

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  • CBD And Depression: Unlocking Further Benefits Of Cannabidiol
    CBD And Depression: Unlocking Further Benefits Of Cannabidiol

    As researchers gain a better understanding of the utility and versatility of cannabidiol (CBD) and it’s increasingly accepted by the general public, the role of this cannabinoid in treating depression has become a significant topic of interest both inside and outside the cannabis community. Frustrated with erratic results and undesirable side effects of conventional antidepressants,...

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  • The Truth About Veterans and Medical Marijuana
    The Truth About Veterans and Medical Marijuana

    This was published in Big Buds Magazine. Every year on November 11, in celebrations both large and small, the nation comes together to thank veterans of all wars the United States has participated in. Veterans Day is one of the few instances where we can put our politics and ideology aside to acknowledge the sacrifices these...

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  • 6 Common Misconceptions About Adult Children of Alcoholics
    6 Common Misconceptions About Adult Children of Alcoholics

    This article was originally published on The Fix. No one doubts that the legacy of alcoholism is toxic. But do we really know as much about the effects alcoholics have on innocent bystanders as we think we do? Like an ill wind sweeping across time, alcoholism inflicts multi-generational damage. It is the gift that keeps...

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  • Mexican Supreme Court Declares Cannabis Prohibition Unconstitutional
    Mexican Supreme Court Declares Cannabis Prohibition Unconstitutional

    This was published in Big Buds Magazine. The full legalization of cannabis in Mexico moved one step closer to reality on October 31, when the National Supreme Court of Justice, the highest court in the land, issued a ruling declaring the country’s existing ban on recreational cannabis unconstitutional. In its findings in favor of two...

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  • Utuado, Puerto Rico: Un Año Después del Huracán María
    Utuado, Puerto Rico: Un Año Después del Huracán María

    Como la mayoría de las situaciones traumáticas, para todos nosotros en Puerto Rico, el huracán María no fue un evento común, ya que alteró nuestra realidad y el diario vivir de cada Puertorriqueño. Mucho después de que los medios noticiosos en los Estados Unidos y otros países reemplazaran nuestra historia con nuevos titulares y los...

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