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Messing with Cannabinoid Receptors Can be Fatal

Messing with Cannabinoid Receptors Can be Fatal

In January, the University Hospital of Rennes in France released a statement indicating that one person had died and five others were hospitalized following a drug trial. In the weeks that have followed, it has been discovered that the drug being tested was designed to block necessary processes in the human Endocannabinoid Signaling (ECS) system. […]

American Academy of Pediatrics Wants Marijuana Rescheduled

American Academy of Pediatrics Wants Marijuana Rescheduled

Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement calling for marijuana to be removed from its current Schedule I classification and rescheduled to Schedule II. This may prove to be a watershed moment; the largest professional organization for pediatricians domestically and the largest  pediatric publisher in the world is calling for real, earnest research into […]

European Activism: The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour

European Activism: The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour

It has been described as “activism with a twist,” “a great adventure” and “a sporting triumph.”  The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour is a non-profit organization riding to change the way marijuana is perceived in Europe. In November,  it handed over 100,000 Euros to fund a groundbreaking clinical study into the use of cannabinoids (THC and […]

Legalization is the Only Route to “Compassionate Care”

Legalization is the Only Route to “Compassionate Care”

Limiting cannabis legalization to just medical use is a really bad idea. Not only does it hurt countless “unqualified” patients who can’t otherwise gain any quality of life, it violates our basic human rights by denying us access to this safe, nutritional, healing, versatile textile plant. Maybe it’s because I am not just a patient […]

Dispensing Discrimination Against Dispensaries: Why is Medical Cannabis Signage Regulated?

Dispensing Discrimination Against Dispensaries: Why is Medical Cannabis Signage Regulated?

PHOTO: Phillip Pessar, Creative Commons Anywhere you drive in America, you are bombarded by strategically placed signage advertising a plethora of products to consumers on their daily commutes. Major retail chains and event centers advertise on billboards, along with alcohol and pharmaceutical companies. Businesses are allowed a certain amount of signage according to their community […]

New Voices: Mommy Needs a Toke

New Voices: Mommy Needs a Toke

PHOTO: Tr0tt3r, Creative Commons Why does mommy need a toke? I was, and still am, angry at the system, my so-called health care providers, my social workers; my government that I was under the impression would take care of me if the need arose. I needed to vent my anger about how the medical and mental health care […]

LADY BUSINESS: Toni Fox of 3-D Cannabis Center

LADY BUSINESS: Toni Fox of 3-D Cannabis Center

Toni Fox is the owner of 3-D Cannabis Center, a medical marijuana center in Denver, Colorado. They’ve been operating for three years as a medical facility that was originally 10,000 square feet. They recently expanded and added another 8000 sq. ft. as they’re preparing for retail marijuana sales in January 1, 2014. Diane Fornbacher: How did you first get […]

“Just Move To A State Where It’s Legal”: A Marijuana Mom Responds

“Just Move To A State Where It’s Legal”: A Marijuana Mom Responds

By Victoria LaChapelle Diane Fornbacher, Publisher of Ladybud Magazine, recently posed a question online asking how people felt about the advice given to so many activist parents when it comes to having their family’s safety threatened by bad marijuana laws. Oftentimes, these mothers are told to just “move to a legal state.” One detail that […]

Dear Chris Christie: Why Are You Preventing A Mother From Helping Her Suffering Toddler?

Dear Chris Christie: Why Are You Preventing A Mother From Helping Her Suffering Toddler?

“I’m very concerned, if we go down this slope of allowing minors to use this, where does it end?” – New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie Dear Chris Christie, In the land of Big Pharma, New Jersey, home to over 15 Major Pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Bradley Pharmaceuticals and Merck & Co., you Governor […]