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

Before you read this piece about Black Panther revolutionary Fred Hampton, I want to share something about it. I pitched several publications—those with a mass appeal (like The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune) and those that target African Americans alone (like Essence and The Root)—and upon declining to publish it, all said the…
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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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Local Vape Bans Will be Major Blow to American Retailers

In Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker issued a ban in September that covered all vaping products for both tobacco and cannabis. Soon after, a judge ordered that the ban either needed to be lifted in part or kept in place. A further ruling stated that medical cannabis should be exempt. As of Tuesday, November 12, 2019,…
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NHS Cannabis Prescriptions Approved but Still May Limit Access for Patients

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is a government-funded medical and health care service that allows patients to receive care without paying the full price of treatment. The NHS is largely funded by UK residents’ income taxes. As of November 2018, NHS cannabis prescriptions for medicinal cannabis became legal. The regulations are rather…
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A New ‘Heat not Burn’ Smoking Alternative could replace Vaping

Is Philip Morris Getting Out of the Cigarette Business? The short answer is: yes, eventually. Philip Morris is looking to the development of a possible smoking alternative to lead the way. Though presently part of parent company Altria’s portfolio, Philip Morris has been in business since 1847, originally established in London, England. Marlboro is the biggest Philip Morris brand,…
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Nightlife in Puerto Rico

For a capital city, San Juan is rather small—but it's densely populated with people and things to do both day and night. Covering the barrios (neighborhoods) of Isla Verde, Old San Juan, Condado, Santurce, and Hato Rey, you can pick your party spot by location, theme, your mood, or the venue’s reputation.  This article may…
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Your Trip To Puerto Rico: The Complete Guide

Puerto Rico is a crown jewel of the Caribbean, a tropical island with great weather year-round and a wide assortment of fantastic attractions. Whether your visit is for a week or a month, you won’t run out of things to do, places to go, and wonders to experience. You may love the beaches the most,…
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The Top 10 Museums in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has a rich, storied history and a diverse culture. By exploring its many museums, which are found in communities across the island, you can gain a much deeper understanding of the forces that helped shape that history and culture, and which still exert their influence today. This article can be read in its…
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Weather in Puerto Rico: Climate, Seasons, and Average Monthly Temperature

Puerto Rico’s hospitable climate is hot, usually humid, and summerlike all year long. Rainfall is heaviest between May and October, when daytime temperatures peak at around 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). From November through April, daytime highs and nighttime lows will cool off by a few degrees, and rainfall diminishes in most locations as…
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THC Eyedrops in Clinical Trials for Glaucoma Patients

Dr. Mahmoud ElSohly, one of the co-directors of the Marijuana Project at the University of Mississippi (UM), is leading a noteworthy clinical study to evaluate and develop THC eye drops. Instead of smoking cannabis to reduce their intraocular pressure (IOP), glaucoma patients would simply apply the drops. Patients would avoid the elevated feeling often resulting…
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