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Joey’s Strain: Cannabis Created for Symptoms Related to Autism

Joey’s Strain: Cannabis Created for Symptoms Related to Autism

The medical benefits of cannabis in children suffering from autism-related symptoms have long been speculated about, but only recently, with new laws being passed, have we truly been able to see results. In an article published in Autism Research Review International, Doctor Bernard Rimland, founder of the Autism Society of America (ASA), claimed that “evidence […]

NORML Women’s Alliance Welcomes Unconventional Foundation for Autism’s Mieko Hester Perez, HIGH TIMES Magazine Rick Cusick to Board of Directors

NORML Women’s Alliance Welcomes Unconventional Foundation for Autism’s Mieko Hester Perez, HIGH TIMES Magazine Rick Cusick to Board of Directors

Two leaders from the cannabis industry have been newly elected to the NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation Board of Directors.  Rick Cusick and Mieko Hester-Perez bring a wealth of organizational development and leadership support to NORML Women’s Alliance Foundations’ goals. The NORML Women’s Alliance Board of Directors is a select group of individuals, from a variety […]

Save WAMM! The ‘Gold Standard’ Cannabis Collective

Save WAMM! The ‘Gold Standard’ Cannabis Collective

“For more than two decades, WAMM has provided the world’s best working model of a truly compassionate medical cannabis collective. WAMM has also brought healing, relief and integrative care to thousands of chronically and terminally ill members—many who otherwise could not afford this medicine—while helping pass America’s first statewide medical marijuana law. They’ve even survived […]

Legalize for Lorelei: On the Frontlines of PA’s Medical Marijuana Push

Legalize for Lorelei: On the Frontlines of PA’s Medical Marijuana Push

Lorelei Ulrich isn’t like a lot of the children featured in the marijuana movement, because she’s never actually tried cannabis oil. She’s only seven and has already become one of the most public faces for medical cannabis oil in Pennsylvania. In addition to intractable epilepsy, she has autism and sensory processing issues. Sadly, her condition […]

Cannabis Kids: Tiny Icons for the End of Prohibition

Cannabis Kids: Tiny Icons for the End of Prohibition

There are numerous reasons why the prohibition of cannabis is a colossal catastrophe:  thousands killed fighting over black market profits, millions arrested, decimating our minority communities, and billions in agribusiness lost because our farmers can’t grow hemp.  Sadly, these tragic circumstances seem to fall on deaf ears as far as the public and our policy […]

PARENTS 4 POT’S 2nd Annual Cannabis POW & Community Holiday Drive

PARENTS 4 POT’S 2nd Annual Cannabis POW & Community Holiday Drive

Parents 4 Pot loves to make a difference in the lives of those in the cannabis reform community. No one knows first hand how terrible this war is than the families of those who are struggling to make ends meet in their roles as an activist, medical refugee, or those serving time for cannabis. They are organizing Amazon.com […]

CBD-Only Isn’t Enough: A Mom’s Letter to Lawmakers

CBD-Only Isn’t Enough: A Mom’s Letter to Lawmakers

Lawmaker, I hope you are doing well today. My name is Brittany Hardy. I am the mother of Jaqie Angel Warrior, a two year old little girl who suffers from a deadly form of epilepsy and uses cannabis oil to control her seizures. I am writing you this letter today in hopes you will listen […]

Arkansas Readies Medical Marijuana Law for 2016

Arkansas Readies Medical Marijuana Law for 2016

While several states are gearing up for November with eyes on the legalization prize, Arkansas is getting ready to push forward with an initiative for the 2016 ballot. The group backing the initiative, called The 2016 Arkansas Compassionate Care Act, is touting this as one of the most liberal and comprehensive medical cannabis bills written, […]

LADY BUSINESS: Georgia Toons

LADY BUSINESS: Georgia Toons

I have enjoyed Georgia Peschel’s cannabis inspired cartoons for several years on Facebook and in numerous industry publications.  Her quirky sense of humor coupled with her adorably cute characters grab people’s attention while driving home the point that cannabis prohibition is a horribly failed social policy.  The following interview and accompanying “Georgia Toons” provide insight […]

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 […]