Portfolio Category: Portfolio: Puerto Rico

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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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

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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Adventurous Things to Do in Puerto Rico

Ask anyone who’s been to Puerto Rico about their vacation and most will say they walked the streets of Old San Juan learning the history of the island. (The United States captured Puerto Rico from Spain, with the island becoming a U.S. territory in 1898.) El Morro, an old Spanish fortification, is the No. 1…
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Nightlife in Puerto Rico

For a capital city, San Juan is rather small—but it's densely populated with people and things to do both day and night. Covering the barrios (neighborhoods) of Isla Verde, Old San Juan, Condado, Santurce, and Hato Rey, you can pick your party spot by location, theme, your mood, or the venue’s reputation.  This article may…
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Your Trip To Puerto Rico: The Complete Guide

Puerto Rico is a crown jewel of the Caribbean, a tropical island with great weather year-round and a wide assortment of fantastic attractions. Whether your visit is for a week or a month, you won’t run out of things to do, places to go, and wonders to experience. You may love the beaches the most,…
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The Top 10 Museums in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has a rich, storied history and a diverse culture. By exploring its many museums, which are found in communities across the island, you can gain a much deeper understanding of the forces that helped shape that history and culture, and which still exert their influence today. This article can be read in its…
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Weather in Puerto Rico: Climate, Seasons, and Average Monthly Temperature

Puerto Rico’s hospitable climate is hot, usually humid, and summerlike all year long. Rainfall is heaviest between May and October, when daytime temperatures peak at around 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). From November through April, daytime highs and nighttime lows will cool off by a few degrees, and rainfall diminishes in most locations as…
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Can Cannabis Cure Glioblastomas and Other Forms of Cancer?

In April 2017, Keischa N. Quiles Mercado of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was 27 and had just started her master’s program in psychotherapy, when one morning she was awoken by a series of grand mal seizures. Her mother and sister rushed her to the emergency room. At the hospital, imaging revealed a large mass lodged in…
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¿El Cenabais Puede Curar la Glioblastoma y Otros Tipos de Cancer?

Se trata de una mujer joven que venció al glioblastoma, a pesar de las probabilidades. ¿Cómo lo hizo? Pocos diagnósticos dan más miedo que el cáncer. Más escalofriante es informarse que se ha metastatizado a otras partes del cuerpo — ya sea a través de el sistema linfático o por el torrente sanguíneo — a…
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