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Mary Prankster  🍁Cannabis writer: @ocweekly @potplus @forbes @sensimagazine Tell me about the last book you read, flower you rolled & album you listened to in full📚🤘🏽

Float therapy 🐶 🐾 .
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#happypups
#staycool
#outtosea
#bonvoyage

In the name of 710 day (aka-0IL day), I wrote a cover story for OC Weekly about Dr. Daniele Piomelli, a world-renowned cannabinoid researcher and neuroscientist, and Robert Solomon, a UC Irvine Law School Professor, who are in the process of making UCI an institution where students can study the plant from multiple angles.
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UCI’s Center for the Study of Cannabis is a new multidisciplinary program that blends the schools of law, medicine, science, business, public health and engineering all for the purpose of nurturing canna-savvy and brilliant minds. Dr. Piomelli and Professor Solomon are also collaboratively working on research that will likely change what we know about the plant 🌿🍯🌿.
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The Bureau of Cannabis Control granted the center $10 million in funding to move the program forward— the first educational grant the state has given anyone. Pretty big deal. Huge things are happening in OC’s cannabis world.
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@jefferson_matheiu_vanbilliard and I also wrote stories that are in the 710 Guide— a little booklet that’s inside this issue! Enjoy the reading material on cannabis Labs, cannascience and other canna-things— including a story about buying weed abroad📚. Head over to PotPlus.com to read the stories 🌈✌🏽💚🌿🍯🌿 Link to cover story in bio.
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#happy710 #oilday #advocateforscience #drpiomelli #cannabisscience #labtesting #writeordie #cannabisjournalism #cannabisreporter #lovewhatyoudo #hustlehard #cannabiseducation #cannabisrevolution #cannabisevolution #educate #writewritewrite #ucicenterforthestudyofcannabis #ucirvine

How are you staying cool? #wateradventures

Shadows coexist with sunlight. One cannot live without the other, or the eternal balance of the universe would be off kilter and so would we. Inverse reflections are vital to our existence.
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#wisdom #universalbalance #darkandlight #sandsoftime #shadowwork #lightwork #hundredsofshadows #equallight #mirror #inversereflections

Reposting this pic from @kendramenendez bc life is short, relationships are vital to this existence & this is a recurring theme in my world atm. #wisdombombs:

1) What you see on social media is not real life. My instagram does not offer a full scope of my life. To quote a wise woman I know, “social media is a collection of people’s highlight reels.”
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2) Assuming what someones doing, how they are, what/how they feel, what they know, their motives, etc leads to false narratives, anger, crazy conclusions, delusion, etc. I’ve been guilty of this before. But it’s a part of me I’ve put on the sacrificial altar of release & transformation. (2018 is a yr of introspection &mirrored images for me. It hurts but i love it— it’s why we live this life.) Assuming has even kept me from living in the present. Generally, that means holding onto emotions, grudges &bullshit that brings everything about you down. Why put yourself through that? After reflecting I always come back to: it’s easy to play the victim. Even when we are the victim of fucked situations, being the victim often becomes a mentality; a really fucking cyclical self-destructive one. We don’t HAVE to be the victim. It takes lots of reflection &acceptance to get through it sometimes. But that leads to healing (&forgiveness).
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3) #Assumptions make it easy to take things personal. On the flip side, assumptions also make it easy to lack compassion/empathy. Neither are valid bc A) Nothing is personal. Ppl do things based on how they feel, their situations, and what they’ve been or are going through. Taking something personal is a type of assumption, one that believes motives, lack of love, etc was directed at you. But was it actually? B) Lacking empathy or compassion is (kind of) the inverse of taking something personally. It’s another type of assumption, one that believes something’s fine and doesn’t matter. But does it actually? #reflection, #openness & #communication can resolve this.
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4) Assuming can cause you to miss out on really beautiful people, experiences, unforgettable moments, etc. Life is too short to not fully live.

5) Assuming makes an ass of everyone forever. #neverforget

I went to Arroyo Seco last weekend in Pasadena and saw Robert Plant. He played a lot of Zeppelin (far more than I thought he would) and I wept like my soul had been cleansed of every sin I've ever committed. Music is sacred. It is the answer.
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I wrote about churros, old people, NASA and how Robert Plant channels the ancient druid energy of Stonehenge and releases it in the form of Zeppelin for @ocweekly. Check out the sweet collaborative review I contributed to! link in bio 🎶🤘🏽😭🤘🏽🎶
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#iloveledzeppelin #robertplant #arroyosecoweekend #rosebowl #lemonsong #druidenergy #stonehengeenergy #ilovemusic #churrosarelife #lovewhatyoudo #receive #abundance #writeordie #thisiswork #rocknrollforever #mysoul #thisischurch #whereisjimmypage #ledzeppelinreunion #please

Purple drank + Robert Plant 💜🌿 #arroyoseco

I wrote about my recent adventure to Deep Creek Hot Springs, in which I came face-to-face with the humbling reality of how small and insignificant I am in the scope of the universe. Truly embodying the feeling of a spec of dust while believing I was going to become one of the Deep Creek "Search and Rescue" statistics was wild. More wild than scaling the side of a mountain to ditch a drugged-out creep, causing me to fall and take out my friend, and slide/tumble all the way to the bottom. It was more intense than having my first encounter with a "Prince Albert" piercing; and the nausea-inducing hour-and-a-half off-roading excursion through the San Bernardino Mountains to get to the oasis’ trailhead.
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I hiked my brains out. I'm still sore. It was one of the greatest 4 days I've had in the last 2 years, which is why I had to write about it for @ocweekly’s Travel Guide. As quirky as Deep Creek is, it holds a special place in my heart forever. It isn't often you get shaken into an existential reflection, but those experiences make life worth living. Reflection is a superpower that yields a wealth of other superpowers.
Link in bio.
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#hiking #deepcreekhotsprings #camping #wisdom #natureisart #reflectionisasuperpower #reflection #humility #wearesmall #poweroftheuniverse #empathy #love #compassion #intuition #connect #sistertrip #bestfriendaction #sanbernardinomountains #pacificcresttrail #applevalley #powerful #forgiveness #acceptance #travel #southerncalifornia #desertsoul #ocweekly #travelguide

I wrote an in depth analysis about what’s happening in the World Cup. From shots off the post to Ronaldo’s hat trick to Mexicans causing seismic activity in Mexico after beating Germany to Russian doping conspiracies— I’ve covered it all, and what kind of cannabis you should pregame with for the next games.
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I have to say, though, my favorite part of this whole World Cup was when the announcer during the Brazil vs. Switzerland game noted the crowd chanting the riffs to “Seven Nation Army” and said, “You hear that? Jack Black from the White Stripes.” World Cup forever 😭😆🤣😆😭🏆🏆
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Link in bio!

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