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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 […]

First Annual ‘Do It for Nettie’ Day: Cannabis Oil and Congenital Hydrocephalus

First Annual ‘Do It for Nettie’ Day: Cannabis Oil and Congenital Hydrocephalus

“Hydrocephalus” isn’t a term many are familiar with, but Rachel knew what her doctors meant when they told her that her unborn child, who at 20 weeks was too small still to have its sex determined, had the condition. It meant that the child she was carrying, like her previous child, Raquel, would be born […]

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 […]

You’re Invited: Parents Organize Birthday Party in Memory of Sabina Rose

You’re Invited: Parents Organize Birthday Party in Memory of Sabina Rose

Today, August 21st, 2014, would have been Sabina Rose‘s second birthday. Born with Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, beautiful, sweet Sabina passed away on December 2, 2013.  The most tragic thing about this little girl’s passing was that she was waiting for legal access to a high-CBD cannabis oil. She hadn’t responded well […]

Hemp Industries Association: Don’t Call CBD Oil “Hemp Oil”

Hemp Industries Association: Don’t Call CBD Oil “Hemp Oil”

Hemp food consumers and companies have raised concerns regarding extracts of CBD ( cannabidiol, a non – psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis ) being marketed as “ hemp oil. ” Hemp oil is the common term for hemp seed oil (see Wikipedia), obtained by pressing hemp seeds that contain low levels of CBD, typically less than […]

RIP Olivia Marie Newton: 3 Year Old Prohibition Casualty

RIP Olivia Marie Newton: 3 Year Old Prohibition Casualty

The parents of a little girl in New York who were helping to fight for legal medical cannabis in the state are in mouring. The brave little girl named Olivia Marie Newton passed away due to her severe epilepsy on July 10th, 2014, shortly before 7 am. The family is devastated, rightly so, though there […]

CBD-Only Bills: A Whole Plant Cannabis Advocate Testifies in Wisconsin

CBD-Only Bills: A Whole Plant Cannabis Advocate Testifies in Wisconsin

Preface: While Wisconsin’s Jacki Rickert Medical Cannabis Act (JRMCA) – a comprehensive bill legalizing the medicinal use of cannabis for a broad range of conditions from chronic pain to cancer – was blocked in committee by pediatric nurse and Senator Leah Vukmir (R), the state’s AB 726  – a bill to redefine and legalize cannabidiol as […]