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Cannabis Reform In Texas: An Educational Disconnect?

Cannabis Reform In Texas: An Educational Disconnect?

Is there a disconnection between the education and knowledge of cannabis-related issues by politicians, versus that of their constituents? After speaking with many individuals, both representatives and constituents, I found that not only is there a lack of basic knowledge, but the educational gap that exists between the two is a black hole, where most […]

Chloe Lucille Grauer-Lea Died While Waiting for Cannabis Oil

Chloe Lucille Grauer-Lea Died While Waiting for Cannabis Oil

The beautiful little girl named  Chloe Lucille Grauer-Lea from Memphis Tennessee, whose medical struggles inspired her parents to advocate for state and national medical marijuana law reform, has passed away. Born on October, 11th, 2011, Little Chloe’s three-year struggle ended last month on December 10th, 2014, when she was removed from life support after she […]

Brightening: Calvin is Two Weeks Seizure-Free, Thanks to Cannabis Oil

Brightening: Calvin is Two Weeks Seizure-Free, Thanks to Cannabis Oil

Today is day fourteen—two weeks since Calvin’s last perceived seizure—his longest seizure-free stint since July. It is possible that we could’ve slept through one—his unmistakable seizures now occurring exclusively at night—though I generally sleep lightly with the baby monitor alerting me from the bedstand near my head. I’d felt a seizure approaching a week ago—seen […]

Australia: Cooper’s Parents Will Not Be Pursued Any Longer for His Cannabis Treatment

Australia: Cooper’s Parents Will Not Be Pursued Any Longer for His Cannabis Treatment

Here’s some positive news from the land down under: 4-year-old Cooper Wallace can legally resume his cannabis oil treatment for his seizures and the child abuse investigation of his parents is finished. Cooper was only three when law enforcement raided his home and arrested his parents (while his mother was heavily pregnant, no less) for […]

Genetic Study of Seizure Patients Who Respond To Charlotte’s Web Strain Underway

Genetic Study of Seizure Patients Who Respond To Charlotte’s Web Strain Underway

Researchers in Colorado are focusing on cannabis’ ability to alleviate seizures. Specifically, medical researchers at the University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus will be doing a study about the efficacy of the strain commonly known as Charlotte’s Web and its ability to help slow, decrease, or stop seizure activity in children with Dravet syndrome. The […]

CBD Helps Lab Animals Kick Cocaine and Alcohol Addictions

CBD Helps Lab Animals Kick Cocaine and Alcohol Addictions

A recent study published in the journal Alcohol and Alcholism shows what cannabis activists have been saying for years may be right: medical marijuana may present a real tool to help people who struggle with severe drug addiction. Specifically, the study looked at the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on the drug-seeking behavior of animals addicted […]

Cannabis Beats Placebo: CBD Promising for Treating Brain Damage in Preemies

Cannabis Beats Placebo: CBD Promising for Treating Brain Damage in Preemies

Earlier this year against the advice of many, I submitted an abstract to present at the International Cannabinoid Research Society’s 2014 Symposium. Not only was this Social Scientist selected from among over 300 other doctoral students, the remainder having the required Endocannabinoid Science experience I simply do not have, but I was one also of […]

What is Dravet Syndrome and Why Should You Care?

What is Dravet Syndrome and Why Should You Care?

Dravet syndrome is a condition that has been heavily referenced in a lot of mainstream media articles and reports about medical marijuana or the medical applications of cannabis. Many times, however, the condition is glossed over, leaving those who have never heard of it before wondering what Dravet syndrome really is. Dravet syndrome is genetic […]

Why All Cannabis Advocates Should Support Hemp Legislation

Why All Cannabis Advocates Should Support Hemp Legislation

There are quite a few cannabis-related bills in Congress. In fact, a quick search showed more than 10. My favorite is HR 499, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act. But according to Govtrack.us, HR 499 has a zero percent chance of passing. Why? Because it was assigned to the Judiciary Committee, which is focused on […]