Purple Lotus Walks A Mile In Her Shoes

Purple Lotus Walks A Mile In Her Shoes

Domestic violence should not happen to anybody. Ever. Period. Yet, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men (NCADV, 2017).

This statistic is not only alarming to us as a collective, but also a nation. This is why Purple Lotus Patient Center of San Jose is teaming up with Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to increase awareness and shed light on how this nation-wide problem can be dealt with head-on.

On June 21, the staff and patients of the Purple Lotus Patient Center will be joining the effort to fight back and bring an end to domestic violence. The walk will include over 1,000 men walking in heels, one for every survivor of sexual assault YWCA will help this year alone.

If you would like to join Purple Lotus in this years walk or donate to our partnered sponsor for this event, please follow the link below:

Join Team Purple Lotus!

Are you a victim? Don’t hesitate to call the national hotline for immediate support. You are not alone in the fight against domestic violence: Domestic Violence National Hotline

 

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Statistics

The Hot Line

Domestic Violence

Weed is Officially Legal in Maine

Weed is Officially Legal in Maine

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

 (AP) — It’s a green Monday in Maine.

The first tangible results of state voters’ decision to legalize marijuana are being felt as possession and home growth of marijuana becomes legal. Voters narrowly passed the ballot question in November, and the waiting period between the vote and legalization has expired.

Contentious aspects linger, including what rules should govern businesses that will sell marijuana, such as retail stores and social clubs. The Legislature has been hammering out those details, and they will take months to fully craft, meaning it will be months before marijuana businesses open in the state.

But it’s legal to smoke it as of Monday. It’s also legal to gift it, grow it and possess up to 2.5 ounces of it.

“It’s huge. No longer will we be punishing adults for using a safer substance than alcohol,” said David Boyer, campaign manager for the ballot question. “We’re not making criminals out of thousands of Mainers who choose to use marijuana.”

The marijuana legalization vote was close, passing by only about 4,000 votes, and opponents of the spread of marijuana have vowed to continue to push for restrictions in the state.

Legalization also sparked a row between legislators and Republican Gov. Paul LePage. Lawmakers on Jan. 26 unanimously approved legislation delaying the retail sale of marijuana until February 2018.

But LePage at first declined to sign off on such a delay because of concerns he has about funding and oversight. He ended up signing it on Jan. 27. LePage’s signing of the bill also closed a loophole that could have allowed Mainers under 21 to possess pot.

Cities and towns have also considered moratoriums on the establishment of marijuana businesses, and some have already approved such temporary bans. Many local officials have said they don’t want to get into the business of issuing marijuana licenses until the state rules are firmly in place.

Scott Gagnon, chairman of Mainers Protecting Our Youth and Communities, has said that legalization will bring a “huge cultural change for Maine” and that cities and towns are right to be cautious about whether they will allow sales within their borders.

Massachusetts, California and Nevada also legalized recreational marijuana with a referendum last year.

Maine also has a long-standing medical marijuana program, and supporters of recreational pot have vowed that broader legalization will not interfere with it.

Cannabis Cooking Guide for the Holidaze

Cannabis Cooking Guide for the Holidaze

The holidays are a sacred time for families. It gives everyone the opportunity to come together, try new things, and celebrate being together. This holiday season, bring a little some extra to the table with our favorite Sweet Treats and Cannabis infused meals with a seasonal twist!

Find your favorite recipe below and click on it to learn how to create these amazing blends. Missing the main ingredient? Come by the Purple Lotus for pre-packaged Cannabis used to create each and every recipe!

Peppermint Pot Brownies

Makes 24 servings

Ingredients

Baking spray

Two 20-ounce boxes of brownie mix

1½ cups white chocolate chips

1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, room temperature

¼ cup cannabutter, softened

¼ cup regular butter

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup chopped peppermint candy

DIRECTIONS


Medicated Chocolate Balls

Makes 12 1-inch balls

Ingredients

1 cup oatmeal

½ cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky

¼ cup sweetened dried coconut

3 tablespoons cocoa

1 teaspoon instant espresso

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons cannabutter, softened

3 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

DIRECTIONS


Stuffed Mini-Peppers with Chorizo & Cheese

Makes 12 1-inch balls

Ingredients

1 cup oatmeal

½ cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky

¼ cup sweetened dried coconut

3 tablespoons cocoa

1 teaspoon instant espresso

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons cannabutter, softened

3 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

DIRECTIONS

Dignity on Wheels

Dignity on Wheels

Dignity on Wheels San Jose

The Purple Lotus Patient Center is teaming up with Dignity on Wheels to provide local homeless men and women with much needed hygiene and wellness packs!

These pack include:
– Blankets
– Toothpaste
– Toothbrushes
– Deodorant
– Baby wipes
– Soap
– Hair care products
– Gloves
– and other personal items.

If you would like to participate in this drive, please stop by The Purple Lotus with extra gear on your next visit and place them in the Purple Lotus Donation Bin!

The kits and mobile showering trailer will be available at the First Presbyterian Church in San Jose on Monday, September 12, 2016 from Noon to 5pm.

Purple Lotus Patient Center Partners with Dignity On Wheels to Assist San Jose’s Homeless San Jose, California, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – In a detailed report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, San Jose/Santa Clara County has posted the nation’s fifth-highest homeless population. Additionally, the area ranked among the counties with the most chronically homeless old and young adults and children.

Taking a shower may seem like a routine rather than a privilege for many, but for people living on the streets, a safe place to wash is hard to find. In an effort to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley’s extremes of wealth and poverty, the Purple Lotus Patient Center has partnered with Dignity On Wheels to provide San Jose’s homeless with showers, clean clothes, and personal care items.

The Purple Lotus Patient Center will donate kits with blankets, gloves, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, baby wipes, soap, hair care products, and other personal care items. Project WeHOPE, a non-profit based in San Mateo, California, will provide a mobile trailer equipped with showers, a washer/dryer, and bathrooms. The kits and mobile trailer will be available at the First Presbyterian Church in San Jose on Monday, September 12, 2016, from Noon to 5 PM.

30th Annual AIDS Walk S.F.

30th Annual AIDS Walk S.F.

For many Californians AIDS is not just something that is heard about on the news; it is an extremely real disease affecting friends, coworkers, neighbors, and relatives. According to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, San Francisco has one of the largest HIV-positive populations in the United States with an estimated 15,979 people living with HIV – that equates to 1 out of every 54 people. That is one of the reasons why Purple Lotus Patient Center knew that it was imperative to participate in the 30th Annual AIDS Walk San Francisco. The walk, held on Sunday, July 17, at Sharon Meadows Golden State Park, commenced at 10:30 AM and was attended by approximately 20,000 people.

Purple Lotus Patient Center is proud to have contributed $2,500 toward the $2.27 million raised this year for Project Inform and a coalition of 42 Bay Area AIDS services organizations, including Team Cannabis, which the Purple Lotus was lucky enough to join forces with for this years walk. These essential agencies provide support for people living with HIV/AIDS, HIV prevention services, and critical advocacy efforts to end the epidemic. This year’s AIDS walk was such a positive experience for everyone involved and a great way to give back to the community.