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 relatively recently, I had very little to show for it. Six months after Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide was published in 2015, I decided I needed to change that. Below are some of my bylined pieces.
 
  • Color Remediation Column BHO Extraction
    Color Remediation Column BHO Extraction

    Butane Hash Oil (BHO) extraction techniques have been widely used by cannabis manufacturers seeking to produce high-quality concentrates. Innovators in BHO extraction have created an impressive variety of products with different textures and terpene- or cannabinoid-rich chemical profiles, spurring the continued growth in the concentrate marketplace. Recently, cannabis entrepreneurs working with BHO have started to...

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  • Credit union runs into trouble with US agency over too-lax cannabis activities
    Credit union runs into trouble with US agency over too-lax cannabis activities

    Access to banking services has been a problem for the legal cannabis sector in the US from the beginning – and the experience of one cooperative in Michigan shows that the relationship can be problematic for financial institutions too. The US National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) issued a cease-and-desist order in February requiring the $69m...

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  • 420 Equity Labs, a Cannabis Social Equity Marketing Agency is Launched
    420 Equity Labs, a Cannabis Social Equity Marketing Agency is Launched

    New Agency Provides BIPOC-owned Cannabis Businesses Platform to Share Authentic Stories OAKLAND, CALIF. (PRWEB) APRIL 20, 2021 In 2020, events highlighted systemic racism, inequality, and biases long embedded into the fabric of the U.S. It was thought the booming cannabis industry would democratize business opportunities for all; instead, it offers little hope considering minimal resources...

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  • Selling Pot is Still Not Easy
    Selling Pot is Still Not Easy

    March 31, 2021, was a historic day for New Yorkers, when Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis. Cuomo sweetened the pot for two groups of people with a lot of crossover: Over the next two years, the state will expunge the records of approximately 150,000 New York residents previously convicted on cannabis...

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  • Wellness Plans Offer Substantial Benefits
    Wellness Plans Offer Substantial Benefits

    My latest for Trends Magazine    ...

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  • These 4 Women Are Addressing Social Equity In The Cannabis Industry Now
    These 4 Women Are Addressing Social Equity In The Cannabis Industry Now

    The number of ancillary businesses in the cannabis industry in the United States is unknown because new ventures form daily. From drones and point-of-sale systems to clean rooms, seed-to-sale technology, dehumidification technology and more, it’s no wonder cannabis is a $24-billion industry in the U.S. However, as with many industries, the cannabis industry is severely...

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  • Angie Franklin and the Afro Yoga Movement
    Angie Franklin and the Afro Yoga Movement

    About a year ago, I took up yoga. Although I’d been curious about it for decades, I hadn’t dared try it for two reasons: I have a version of ataxia, and I feared the standing poses in particular could prove dangerous for me with the seven degenerative discs in my lower back. But my dear...

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  • 3 Sustainable Ways to Combat Covid-19 Stress And Weight Gain
    3 Sustainable Ways to Combat Covid-19 Stress And Weight Gain

    Over the last week, several media outlets in both Canada and the United States have reported some unsurprising news: the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been very kind to our waistlines.  On average, one-third of Canadians gained five or more pounds since this time a year ago when sheltering-in-place began. By contrast, 61 percent of Americans gained...

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  • Women Making Waves on the tech side of the Cannabis Industry
    Women Making Waves on the tech side of the Cannabis Industry

    Forbes Magazine concurs, while women earn 57 percent of undergraduate degrees [in the United States], only 18 percent of them are in technical fields. The numbers are even lower for women of color. Despite efforts to encourage school-aged girls to get involved in STEM and STEAM, there remains a dearth of women in technical careers....

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  • the benefits of black pepper oil
    the benefits of black pepper oil

    When you think about black pepper, you probably think of the seasoning you have sitting in your spice rack, not an essential oil. However, black pepper essential oil has been used for several centuries for its medicinal benefits. Black pepper essential oil has a spicy, woodsy scent and a number of health benefits. Here are some...

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  • The Face of Cannabis: Treating a Disfiguring Bone Disease
    The Face of Cannabis: Treating a Disfiguring Bone Disease

    For a parent, few things are scarier than when their child is diagnosed with a serious illness: the fear, the anxiety, questions that begin with “what if” and “why us?”  For Sean and Janie Maedler, of Rehoboth, Delaware, their nightmare began in 2013, when their daughter, Rylie, was just 7 years old. Her face began...

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  • Growing Your Own Food is a Revolutionary Act
    Growing Your Own Food is a Revolutionary Act

    Despite the pandemic, the ongoing #JusticeforGeorge protests, casual murders of Black men by police, white supremacists inciting race wars and lynchings in southern California, I continue to preach that one of the most empowering and revolutionary actions we can take is to return to our roots and what we've done for thousands of years: take...

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