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.
 
  • The Top Eight Terpenes You’ll Find in the Cannabis Plant
    The Top Eight Terpenes You’ll Find in the Cannabis Plant

    Cannabis has come a long way since the days when consumers had to sift through leaves, twigs, and seeds to determine which of the ten plus strains was the best. The choices were limited to high, really high, and completely couch-locked. Today there are an estimated 2000 strains, each with a unique cannabinoid and terpene profile....

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  • How Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Changed The Way We Grow Cannabis
    How Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Changed The Way We Grow Cannabis

    In 2007, my husband Raul* and I decided to leave our corporate jobs behind and buy an organic farm. Feeling unfulfilled with the drudgery that comes with sitting behind a desk, day after day, we left the daily grind of California and bought an 18-acre farm in the interior of the Caribbean island of Puerto...

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  • Republican Bill Could Create Ingestible CBD Pathway, but Passage Remains Iffy
    Republican Bill Could Create Ingestible CBD Pathway, but Passage Remains Iffy

    Nancy Mace, a first-term Republican Congresswoman from South Carolina, recently introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. This legislation, which is entitled the ‘States Reform Act,’ would remove any and all barriers in the federal law that might conflict with the autonomy of states to decide for...

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  • 40 Grams and a Bong?
    40 Grams and a Bong?

    In 2021, recreational marijuana officially became legal in New York. Among its various provisions, this legislation directs the newly created Cannabis Control Board to ensure that at least 50 percent of the cannabis business licenses it approves go to social equity applicants. This group includes people from marginalized communities negatively impacted by marijuana arrests (the...

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  • Op-ed: 6 Reasons People of Color Should Grow Their Own Food
    Op-ed: 6 Reasons People of Color Should Grow Their Own Food

    In November 2007, my husband and I decided to leave our jobs in biotech, sell our Southern California suburban house, and buy an organic farm. Although we knew <em">what we wanted to do, we had no clue where we would do it. The only thing we knew for certain is that it would have to...

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  • Calling All Women: How Cannabis Can Help With Menopause And Low Sex Drive
    Calling All Women: How Cannabis Can Help With Menopause And Low Sex Drive

    When I got my period at age 11, my mother was caught completely off guard. To have the talk with me at such a young age was not something she had prepared herself for. She comforted me by telling me an anecdote: A young girl walks into a pharmacy. With a huge smile across her face,...

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  • Cannabis And Cancer: Coincidence, Or A Viable Treatment Option?
    Cannabis And Cancer: Coincidence, Or A Viable Treatment Option?

    Few things strike fear in people the way a cancer diagnosis can. Who gets cancer and who survives it can be very complex. A combination of age, race, sex (distinct from gender), environment, diet, type of cancer, lifestyle, stress level, weight, overall health, early detection and family history are all factors in diagnoses and survival...

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  • How is CBD Extracted from the Hemp Plant?
    How is CBD Extracted from the Hemp Plant?

    By now, you've not only heard about the powers of CBD, you've experienced them for yourself. You've got CBD for sleep, CBD for pets, and calming CBD salves to soothe achy muscles. But where does all this cannabidiol (CBD) come from? You may be curious about this non-intoxicating cannabinoid you find creeping into just about every...

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  • History of CBD Use
    History of CBD Use

    Hemp-derived CBD, whether in the form of flower, a tincture or cream, oil, edible or non-combustible, has risen in popularity at near breakneck speed. So quickly, in fact, that if you are unfamiliar with its history, you may think CBD is relatively new. The history of CBD use may surprise you. As it happens, hemp,...

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  • 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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