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.
 
  • CBD Marketplace Plagued by Labeling Inaccuracies, Still
    CBD Marketplace Plagued by Labeling Inaccuracies, Still

    The market for cannabidiol (CBD) products is growing, driven by the public’s insatiable demand for anything that includes the letters ‘CBD’ on its label. CBD is highly attractive because of its innumerable health benefits, and its ease of availability is an added convenience. Unfortunately, the demand for CBD products has grown so fast that quality...

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  • What is a Trichome?
    What is a Trichome?

    Cannabis and hemp plants are fertile producers of a dazzling array of chemical compounds, many of which have therapeutic effects in the human body. At the heart of this production system are the trichomes, which cover the surface of female cannabis plants throughout their blooming stage. Trichomes are tiny, translucent, crystalline structures with bulbous heads...

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  • New Federal Initiative Promises Better Quality Control in Cannabis Testing
    New Federal Initiative Promises Better Quality Control in Cannabis Testing

    Most legitimate cannabis and hemp companies form relationships with third-party testing laboratories. Independent chemists test their products for cannabinoid content, terpene content, and contamination levels, and the data collected is made available to retailers and consumers. In theory, independent labs should offer an additional degree of transparency to the industry, guaranteeing that product labels are...

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  • Staying Compliant—and Profitable—with Fyllo
    Staying Compliant—and Profitable—with Fyllo

    Cannabis is regulated more tightly than most businesses. Regulations issue from cities as well as states, and constant changes are the exception rather than the rule. This was the case even before the Covid-19 pandemic, and the situation is even more volatile now: more than 500 regulatory updates have been posted since lockdowns and quarantines...

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  • Hash Making Process and Equipment
    Hash Making Process and Equipment

    Hash is produced when the trichomes (resin glands) of the cannabis plant are separated and concentrated, with little or no contamination that can reduce potency and quality. Inside the juicy organic factories of the trichomes, THC, CBD, and multiple terpenes are produced in abundance. Solvents (usually butane) are routinely used to complete the hash extraction...

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  • Interview with Founders of the Freedom Georgia Initiative
    Interview with Founders of the Freedom Georgia Initiative

    Many of us have threatened that if x happens, they'll do y. "If Trump is elected, I'll move to a new country," "if this law passes, I'll move" or "If the U.S. continues to do nothing about the police brutality against people of color, I'll start my own community that's safe and addresses all of...

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  • Enlighten is Making the Cannabis Industry Smarter
    Enlighten is Making the Cannabis Industry Smarter

    This Bowling Green, Kentucky-based enterprise is the brainchild of digital marketing expert Jeremy Jacobs and attorney Colby McKenzie, who saw golden opportunities for profit in the rapidly expanding cannabis industry. Specializing in retail and marketing technology, Enlighten has become the largest cannabis technology company in the United States. This feat is especially impressive, given the...

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  • Companies are Finally Changing Racist Brand Names. But is it Enough?
    Companies are Finally Changing Racist Brand Names. But is it Enough?

    From the moment we wake up until we go to sleep, it’s estimated that we are exposed to between 2,000 and 5,000 advertising messages daily. This includes ads we see on TV, hear on the radio, see on billboards, on the Internet, in magazines we pick up while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, on display...

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  • Music, Politics and the Soundtrack of Rebellion
    Music, Politics and the Soundtrack of Rebellion

    As long as there have been voices and instruments, people have made music to express themselves. From odes to trucks, dogs and love to songs about Jesus and Allah, no matter the emotion, if it can be felt, it can be put into words and turned into music. As many songs that have been produced...

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  • The Science Behind the Entourage Effect
    The Science Behind the Entourage Effect

    Thanks to their efficacy and popularity, THC and CBD have become well-known acronyms among medical professionals and patients alike. Research into their medicinal effects has revealed their usefulness for an ever-expanding list of health issues. But pure THC and CBD extracts may not offer the best possible therapeutic results. A growing number of researchers believe...

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  • Advantages in Vertical Integration
    Advantages in Vertical Integration

    Vertical integration in cannabis unites cultivators, extractors, manufacturers, and retailers under one umbrella. Business consolidation in cannabis and hemp may be inevitable, thanks to the COVIDcannab-19 pandemic and preexisting trends that were already carrying the industry in that direction. On the eve of the New Year, before the coronavirus had made its presence known, industry...

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  • Identifying and Removing Fungal Pathogens in Cannabis
    Identifying and Removing Fungal Pathogens in Cannabis

    Government regulatory agencies in most countries have strict guidelines about levels of allowable fungi contamination. Achieving the required purity can be challenging when fungus infestations are significant, which they often are.  High-Tech Methods for Fungus Resistance Fungal invasions have damaged sensitive cannabis plants in locations across the globe. In response to ongoing problems with crop...

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