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.


 

  • 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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  • 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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