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Ron Goldberg
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Amazing video of Monarch Butterfly caterpillar pupating into chrysalis form. The process takes very little time from the skin splitting til the chyrsalis shakes off the molted caterpillar skin. Mesmerizing is an understatement. 

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In the 10 years since he founded the Los Angeles-based Toms--whose revenue for the 12 months ending last June 30 was estimated by Moody's to be $392 million--Mycoskie has accumulated enough karmic capital to disappear for a week or two in pursuit of spiritual healing. His for-profit company has brightened more than 51 million lives with new shoes, restored vision, clean water, and safe births. Whoever writes the four-decade history of for-profit social ventures will devote a chapter to Toms' pioneering business model

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We speak now to Wanda James, CEO of the Denver-based cannabis dispensary Simply Pure. She is the first African-American woman in Colorado to own a cannabis dispensary. She was inspired to start a dispensary by the experiences of her brother, who at 17 was locked up on a petty drug charge—and forced to pick cotton in Texas for four years to earn his freedom.

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High friends...just dropping in to say hey!
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But with a civil violation, the case won’t enter the criminal system. “It allows us to give someone a break,” Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman told The Miami Herald. “It doesn’t destroy somebody’s life because they smoked a joint at a concert or had a pipe in their pocket.”

Florida’s most populous county thus joins 15 states and several cities in basically decriminalizing the long-demonized weed. Four more states (Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska) and the District of Columbia have gone further, making it legal to possess modest amounts. And about half the states permit the use of medical marijuana.



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Steadman is internationally known for the development of many advanced surgical procedures for the knee, including "microfracture," a procedure that repairs the damaged joint, and encourages the re-growth of articular cartilage. Today, microfracture is the most common treatment for chondral defects of the knee. He also developed the "healing response," and most recently, (in 2011) the "package," a technique that can restore normal, comfortable movement to the stiff and painful arthritic knee, thereby avoiding joint replacement surgery.

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While researching his new book, Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana, Casarett examined the limited medical studies related to the drug's use, traveled to places where it is being used legally and tested it on himself. He also spoke to patients who had used the drug to treat a variety of ailments, including seizures, post-traumatic stress disorder and neuropathic pain.


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