Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

Image: Jason and Jayden David, photo courtesy of Jason David  Congressman Scott Perry (D-PA), Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) introduced the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014” yesterday in Pennsylvania, flanked by representatives from Colorado’s Realm of Caring (RoC), the producers of the high-CBD low-THC Charlotte’s Web cannabis strain. According […]

Pregnant  Woman Threatened with Forced Cesarean Section

Pregnant Woman Threatened with Forced Cesarean Section

Ft. Myers, FL – A Florida hospital has threatened to force a pregnant patient to have cesarean surgery against her will and to report her to child welfare authorities for exercising her right to medical decision-making. The threats were made in a July 10th, 2014 letter from the Chief Financial Officer of Bayfront Health Port […]

Vote Hemp: National Non-Profit Pushing Against Hemp Farming Prohibition

Vote Hemp: National Non-Profit Pushing Against Hemp Farming Prohibition

The following text originally appeared as a campaign funding update from Vote Hemp.  Now is a very important time for the industrial hemp movement. As you may know, the DEA complicated efforts for Kentucky to proceed with hemp pilot programs authorized by section 7606 of the Farm Bill. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture took the […]

The New York Times Wants Cannabis Legalized

The New York Times Wants Cannabis Legalized

Talk about front-page news: The New York Times published an article this Saturday entitled “Repeal Prohibition Again.” The article is significant for a number of reasons. Most importantly, it calls for total legalization of cannabis, cannabis manufacture, and cannabis retail sales for adult consumers. Citing concerns about the development of adolescent brains, the article suggests […]

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Crazy for Cucumbers

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Crazy for Cucumbers

 Summertime in our garden in the Salt Lake valley tends to be an ideal environment to grow a variety of Cucumis Sativus (the botanical name for cucumbers, a vegetable which thrives in USDA “Hardiness Zones” 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11 (our garden is a “5-B”). These warm season lovers enjoy full sun, […]

PTSD Study May Move Ahead, Doctor Appealing Her Firing

PTSD Study May Move Ahead, Doctor Appealing Her Firing

The University of Arizona, the school that fired cannabis research Doctor Suzanne Sisley shortly before her groundbreaking study on  cannabis’ use for treatment of PTSD in military veterans was scheduled to begin, is now asking the organization funding the study if they can keep the money and assign someone else to the project. The school […]

Senate Measure Introduced to Federally Legalize State Medical Marijuana Programs

Senate Measure Introduced to Federally Legalize State Medical Marijuana Programs

Yesterday, July 24th, 2014, Senator Rand Paul, a Republican law maker from Kentucky, filed an Amendment to a bill being considered in the Senate that would federally legalize and recognize state medical marijuana programs. Senate Bill 2569, also known as the Bring Jobs Home Act, has had 97 Amendments proposed to it as it has […]

Is Hawaii Gearing up for a Green Rush?

Is Hawaii Gearing up for a Green Rush?

Recently, both Oregon and Alaska activists announced that citizens in their respective states will be voting on full adult recreational cannabis legalization ballot initiatives this fall. It looks like another, much more tropical destination in the United States is considering the impact that cannabis legalization could have on the state. That’s right, Ladybud readers, Hawaii […]

Little Boy With Cancer Asking for Birthday Cards

Little Boy With Cancer Asking for Birthday Cards

July 25th is a special day; it’s Danny Nickerson’s sixth birthday. Danny has cancer, and he told his family he wanted to get a lot of cards in the mail for his birthday. He was diagnosed last October with an inoperable brain tumor growing on his brain stem. His diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.  It […]

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Across the country, thousands of children are languishing in abusive prisons and jails. These youths are disproportionately African American and Latino. Most live in poverty. Many of these children were needlessly pushed out of school and into the juvenile justice system. But schools are just one entry point to the juvenile justice system – a […]