Daily Archives: January 27, 2014

Why No Parent Should Support CBD-only Legislation

Why No Parent Should Support CBD-only Legislation

There has been an explosion of newly proposed legislation on CBD-rich cannabis extracts, the type of medical marijuana featured as a treatment for epilepsy in Sanjay Gupta’s “Weed” special in the summer of 2013. Parents fighting for the lives of their epileptic children are desperate for treatment that works, and the power with which these […]

Alepsia + Charlotte’s Web + Extracted Oil = Medical Marijuana. Deal With It.

Alepsia + Charlotte’s Web + Extracted Oil = Medical Marijuana. Deal With It.

Call it extracted oil, call it Alepsia, call it Charlotte’s Web, but the fact remains: it comes from the marijuana plant. Last year, I had a meeting with an extremely conservative state senator in New Jersey. I went along with the mother of an epileptic child, and we talked to him about medical marijuana. We […]

Medical Marijuana Legislation in Pennsylvania: One Patient’s Testimony

Medical Marijuana Legislation in Pennsylvania: One Patient’s Testimony

Editor’s Note: SB1182, the Compassionate Use of Cannabis Act, has been placed in the hands of the Senate Law & Justice Committee. There will be a hearing for the bill on Tuesday, January 28th, where legislators will consider commentary from doctors, researchers, patients, and other experts on the subject. The following is one Pennsylvania resident’s […]

Fighting FIRES: Branden the Brave’s Battle for Medical Cannabis Access

Fighting FIRES: Branden the Brave’s Battle for Medical Cannabis Access

“I’m a winner,” says 11-year old Branden Petro, who likes to carry around his trophies. There is a trophy for soccer, one for baseball, another for karate. But unlike most kids his age, Branden didn’t win his trophies at school – his parents went to a trophy shop and bought them for him when they […]