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Specifically, I'm a Brooklyn-based freelancer, and frequently cover topics relating to media, culture, and tech (at times via @warmlyburns). I also host The Toke, a cannabis news and policy podcast.

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For The Past 17 Years, Montel Williams Did What The FDA Won't: He Made Weed A Medicine

Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000, he set out to find the safest, most effective form of medicinal cannabis and bring that product to the masses.


For The Past 17 Years, Montel Williams Did What The FDA Won't: He Made Weed A Medicine

For The Past 17 Years, Montel Williams Did What The...

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The Entrepreneur Who Brought Weed To Alaska Is Facing A 54-Year Sentence As Her Reward

Charlo Greene checked in about her new cannabis beauty line, broadcasting "The Weed Show" five days a week, and her home state's attempts to burn her through legal loopholes.

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Inventor Of The Web Wins 50th Annual Turing Award, Including $1M From Google

The 2016 'Nobel for Computing' goes to none other than Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who gave rise to the massive global network (and for which he's still got some suggestions).

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GOP Plan Strips Addiction, Mental Health Coverage For Millions As Opioid Deaths Soar

Experts worry the proposed American Health Care Act could cut off addiction and mental health support for millions who need it most.

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AI Predicts Autism By Comparing Babies' Brains

Thanks to some infant-focused AI, doctors may soon be able to reach that diagnosis for their little patients at a very early age.

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Security Experts Urge White House: Treat Cyber As Serious Business

Members of the political, academic, and intelligence communities want the Trump government to know that fortifying our national cybersecurity could help save billions, not to mention lives.

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On National Women Physicians Day, A Reminder That Women Save More Lives For Less Pay

Women have been practicing (licensed) medicine and working against pay disparity since 1849, but today's hearty wage gap is starting to widen again.

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Birth-Control Repeal May Cost Women $1.4B A Year In Copays (For Starters)

The mandate helped drop Americans' out-of-pocket expenses by 63% and likely saved the government billions each year on behalf of 'the fairer sex.'

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Paging Dr. Spicer: Cannabis Could Help Fight Opioid Abuse And Save Us Billions, Actually

According to research, the plant has the potential to curb addiction and save lives, but also to save taxpayers billions (if not drug companies).

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'Iodine' Pools Thousands Of Reviews To Help End The Pain Of Finding Medication

The free platform let users compare the actual experience of taking different medications, from side effects and cost to availability and convenience.

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Research Shows Rich People Don't Really Notice The Rest Of Us

Studies suggest that people-watching is one pastime, at least, that money just can't buy.

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Sweet News: Science Has Cracked The Flavor Genes In Weed

Researchers have smoked out dozens of DNA markers affecting cannabis' flavor, proving once more that scientific study is rife with small miracles.

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FCC To Big Telecom: Please Activate The FM Radios You're Putting In Our Phones

The agency wants to expand access and awareness toward free content and features phones could already offer for when data is low or networks are down, but which manufacturers often keep quiet.

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My Migraine Meds Cost $40,000 a Year, and We've Known About This Drug for Millennia

I wondered how a raw substance with an import price of around $0.97 per mg could manage an 11,600% markup.