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What’s wrong with weed?

What's wrong with weed?

Story by Shelley Wang and Photos by Paige Acosta

May 12, 2020

Within the state of California, marijuana has been legal and decriminalized for years. Yet, many people still choose to believe the various stigmas attached to this controversial plant. In 1996, California became the first state to legalize the use of medical marijuana. Two decades later, in 2016, the...

Athletic Performance: What’s weed got to do with it?

Athletic Performance: What's weed got to do with it?

Story and photo by Diani Ellis

May 12, 2020

“I just love weed man!” said former NCAA college athlete Nate Jacob.  Like many other college athletes, Jacob was once part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association at his school. The NCAA, according to their website, is a non-profit organization “dedicated to the well-being and lifelo...

For Pleasure or Pain

For Pleasure or Pain

Jasmine Williams

October 7, 2015

Bay Area rapper and producer, Chris Thomas, breaks up some marijuana that will be rolled into a blunt and smoked in San Francisco, Sept. 13, 2015. (Xpress/ Kofman) By Jasmine Williams [dropcap]B[/dropcap]ehind the multi-colored windows of a secluded storefront, patient David Lewis struggled to choose h...

Alternative Medicine

December 3, 2012

Words: Emily Gadd Photos: Tearsa Joy Hammock Right on the edge of the Financial District in San Francisco is a small store that sells medicine for all kinds of ailments like insomnia, chronic pain, psoriasis, and depression to name a few. When you enter the store it is nicely furnished, with...

California’s Green Medicine

November 7, 2011

  By Ashley Aires Photographs by Gil Riego (Special to Xpress) With the return of the school year at SF State, students are trying to find ways to cope with the endless homework that they’re now faced with. Megan, a senior who declined to give her last name, has already figured out how she wants ...

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