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March 23, 2021
missouri cannabis

The Show-Me State Shows Us a Better Path for Cannabis Legalization

How can California right the ship and get the industry back on track?  We could stand to learn from Missouri, which currently allows medical cannabis, and is seeking to add non-medical, adult-use cannabis licensing.
March 20, 2021
joe biden weed policy

The Biden Administration Weed Faux Pas

Did Joe Biden's cannabis policy just go up in smoke? Or was this a Biden gaffe? What is going on in the Biden White House in the year 2021 when more than half the states including Washington D.C. have legalized medical or adult use cannabis but the Biden White House has fired staffers for past weed use? 
March 17, 2021
stimulus money

How Big is 1.9 Trillion? The Stimulus and What does it mean for You?

How big is a trillion? If I had serious insomnia and wanted to count sheep could I count to a trillion before I nodded off? If I collected pennies could I collect a trillion pennies before I would need to rent a moving truck to haul them over to the bank to deposit my 1 billion dollars worth of 1 trillion pennies?
March 14, 2021
psychedelic highway

The Many [P]lanes of the Psychedelic Industry Highway: Can the Traffic Flow Smoothly?

Can access to psychedelics and psychedelic therapy or access without the fear of criminal repercussions help folks overcome the stress, anxiety, depression and trauma associated with the pandemic?
March 12, 2021

2068 Apocalypse: Awaiting Asteroid Apophis

On March 6th, a 340-meter-wide asteroid flew by Earth. Although relatively unnoticed this time around, this massive space rock is not gone for good - and when it returns the world will hold its breath, bracing for possible impact.
March 11, 2021

Roblox: The New Kid on the Block

There is a new kid on the block. Literally. Roblox. And it hit the stock market Wednesday, March 10, 2021 opening at $64.50 and “surged” on it’s first day of trading by going “public through a direct listing, which differs from an IPO in that shares are not backed by underwriters”.  
March 9, 2021
women of mars 2020

The Female Faces of Mars 2020: Celebrating the Women at NASA

As we look in awe at the images of the red desert planet sent back by Perseverance – such as the Jezero Crater below – we also celebrate Women’s History Month, so let us take a moment to praise some of the women helping humanity reach Mars.
March 8, 2021
bringing mindmed back

Setting the Record Straight: Bringing MindMed back from the Shaft

MindMed is one one of the major players in the psychedelic space and one of the companies that are included in the very first psychedelic ETF: The Horizons Psychedelic Stock Index ETF (PSYK) that was launched at the end of January, 2021
March 7, 2021
Lucid Dreams

Scientists Communicate with Lucid Dreamers

Recently, a team of researchers claim that they have made a breakthrough which would revolutionize the nature in which science analyses dreams.
March 6, 2021
wealth management

Wealth Management 101

What does it mean to manage one’s money or wealth? And what constitutes wealth for an organization to manage? Do we want a DIY (do-it-yourself) approach where we go online and trade stock from our computers or phones while relying on the well meaning advice of online cohorts and friends or do we want a more formal approach or a combination of the two?
March 1, 2021


“U.S. regulators are engaging in the stock market’s version of whack-a-mole -- racing to suspend shares of companies with dubious prospects that have been hyped to the moon on social media.”
February 28, 2021
are we alone out here

Are We Alone Out Here?

The question of whether we are alone in the universe has fascinated and probably troubled writers, scientists, conspiracy theorists, Hollywood producers, government officials, and groups on the look-out for UFOs for years.
February 26, 2021
merrick garland

Merrick Garland: The People’s Lawyer

Judge Garland’s words and background are inspiring for the moment the country finds itself in - faced with injustices that have simmered far too long and many coming to an ugly head - if confirmed hopefully he will be able to put his words and moral code into action to make long overdue lasting  policy reforms and to keep the country safe from the growing threat of white supremacy. 
February 26, 2021
February 2021 Cannabis Update

Cannabis Update: February 2021

This month’s newsletter features updates on the progress of cannabis banking, employment matters for cannabis businesses, and more.
February 24, 2021
Bela Lagosi in Dracula (1931)

Vampires: Sex, Death, & Suck ‘n’ Blood

Vampires – immortal, seductive, pale, garlic hating blood suckers who transform into bats… night stalking monsters that prey on our deepest fears, dwelling in the margin between life and death.
February 21, 2021
California Psychedelic

California Climbs Aboard the Psychedelic Spaceship

The state of California is joining its own cities of Oakland and Santa Cruz and a host of other cities and states across the country in introducing a bill to the state legislature to decriminalize certain psychedelics. 
February 19, 2021
mars perseverance

Where Were You When We Touched Down on Mars

Only Perseverance Gets Us to Mars - NASA’s 5th Rover on Mars. There are moments we live through history that we ask ourselves, “where were you when?”  
February 18, 2021

The Psychedelic Stock Liftoff. Why Psychedelics over Cannabis?

Weed makes me a better version of myself. To be perfectly frank cannabis is a my wonder remedy. In part it helps to balance my mood, connects me to my higher power, helps me see the reality of situations clearer, eases my physical aches and pains, improves my creativity, and opens my heart.
February 15, 2021

Univec About to Get a Shot at Improving Healthcare for All

Univec Stock is trading in the pennies and if you try to buy shares the only place that I was able to was on Charles Schwab, where I had to open an account to prepare to do so. So one might ask, why bother? So as I sit down to write this article I will try to figure that out. Why Univec? 
February 15, 2021

The Vaccine Plunge – What Happened to Vaxart?

“A few days ago, Vaxart (NASDAQ:VXRT) was arguably the best-performing coronavirus vaccine stock of all time. If you had invested $5,000 in the stock last year, that principal would have grown into a stunning $205,000 by Feb. 2.”