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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

In many ways, Colorado has been leading the nation toward improved cannabis policies. Colorado voters were some of the first to pass a medical cannabis law in 2000, allowing patients with qualifying conditions to access cannabis-based medicines. By passing Amendment 64 in 2012, Colorado became the first state to undo prohibition of cannabis for adult […]

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 […]

Ohio Could Add Depression, Anxiety As Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis

Ohio Could Add Depression, Anxiety As Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis

One of the most frustrating things about state-by-state medical cannabis legalization is the fact that different states approve medical patients for vastly different medical conditions. Patient who qualify in one state may not qualify in another. Some states are incredibly restrictive, only allowing cannabis access for the most severe of illnesses. Others are more liberal, […]

Thanks to Activists, Michigan’s Medical Cannabis Law Could Cover More People

Thanks to Activists, Michigan’s Medical Cannabis Law Could Cover More People

Since its passage in 2008, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act has received significant scrutiny, both from those who want to expand safe access to cannabis and those who want to maintain the status quo of prohibition. The one thing that most people can agree on is that the language of the Act, in retrospect, didn’t […]

The First Medical Cannabis Dispensary in Philly Opens Today!

The First Medical Cannabis Dispensary in Philly Opens Today!

In 2016, Pennsylvania lawmakers passed the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act. This Act provides a legal basis for medical use of cannabis for those with qualifying conditions. If a physician certifies that you have a qualifying, serious medical condition, you can participate in the state’s program. It allows you to obtain a permit from the state […]

Tatyana ‘Tuffy’ Rivera and her New Jersey Cannabis Activist Family

Tatyana ‘Tuffy’ Rivera and her New Jersey Cannabis Activist Family

Tatyana “Tuffy” Rivera and her parents, Ricardo and Jennifer, are at the fore of the New Jersey movement to continue working for safe access to cannabis. “Tuffy” used to take a combination of twenty five pharmaceuticals to treat Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy; now that she is registered with New Jersey Compassionate Use […]

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 […]