childhood epilepsy

I Am No Hero: What NOT to Say to Someone Who is Suffering

I Am No Hero: What NOT to Say to Someone Who is Suffering

Contributor Jill Hitchman-Osborn is the author of the Seizing Hope blog, which chronicles her journey parenting a child with epilepsy and her work as a cannabis activist. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve  I am no hero… 1. Please stop […]

Let us Come Home: An Oklahoma Cannabis Refugee’s Plea

Let us Come Home: An Oklahoma Cannabis Refugee’s Plea

My name is Brittany Hardy Warrior. I am the mother of 2 year old Jaqie Angel Warrior who was recently sentenced to a maximum of 4 years of confinement in the State of Colorado when Mary Fallin was re-elected. I guess my daughter made her first mistake at 5 months old when she became ill […]

Utah Children’s Hospital Looking for Subjects for Epilepsy/CBD Study

Utah Children’s Hospital Looking for Subjects for Epilepsy/CBD Study

Primary Children’s Medical Center overlooks the entire Salt Lake Valley and is renowned for exceeding expectations in a variety of treatments for sick kids from throughout the Intermountain West.    Administered by dedicated employees through Intermountain Healthcare and next door to the award winning University of Utah Medical Center, Primary Children’s treats a wide range diseases […]

A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

Image: Jason and Jayden David, photo courtesy of Jason David  Congressman Scott Perry (D-PA), Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) introduced the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014” yesterday in Pennsylvania, flanked by representatives from Colorado’s Realm of Caring (RoC), the producers of the high-CBD low-THC Charlotte’s Web cannabis strain. According […]

The Politics of Pot in Pennsylvania: A Mother’s Response

The Politics of Pot in Pennsylvania: A Mother’s Response

Last Friday, NY became the 23rd state to pass a bill for the medical use of marijuana. It’s a very limited bill. It’s limited to only patients with certain maladies all because the Governor wants it that way. Why does he feel he needs to pick and choose which patients will get possible relief and […]

NY’s Half-Step Forward: Restrictive, Pending Medical Cannabis Law

NY’s Half-Step Forward: Restrictive, Pending Medical Cannabis Law

On Friday, June 20th, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed “The Compassionate Care Act,” a medical marijuana law unlike any other in the nation. Now awaiting the signature of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the act is expected to be signed into law shortly. As the number of states with legal medical marijuana […]

Paying it Forward: Cannabis Community Support for Rebecca Hamilton Brown

Paying it Forward: Cannabis Community Support for Rebecca Hamilton Brown

Ladybud readers know Rebecca Hamilton Brown as “Cooper’s mom” from “Cannabis Makes My Son Feel Normal,” the widely shared story Rebecca wrote about Cooper’s first successful bowling trip since starting medical cannabis to control his seizures. In the story, Rebecca credits her husband Marty for helping convince her to let go of her fears and allow her […]

Ripples of Hope: Pennsylvania Parents Seek Broader Cannabis Legislation

Ripples of Hope: Pennsylvania Parents Seek Broader Cannabis Legislation

Photo: Latrisha Bentch and Dana Ulrich lobbying at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg By Latrisha Bentch and Dana Ulrich On May 2nd, 2014, several Pennsylvania families, ours included, received emails from the office of our Governor, Tom Corbett. We must admit; our initial reaction to the long overdue correspondence was not that of elation or […]

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

PHOTO: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross By now, many of you have already seen the footage of Paula Joana confronting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie yesterday at a town hall meeting in Fairfield. If you haven’t seen it already, here it is. Have some tissues handy before pressing play: Video credit: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross I wanted to […]

What’s Up with the Multi Level Marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD?

What’s Up with the Multi Level Marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD?

If you’re involved in any way in the Cannabis industry – whether you’re a patient, advocate, or cannabis business person – chances are, you’ve heard about Kannaway, or its “Buzz Launch,” or Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO), or hemp vape, or Hemp Meds Px, or Medical Marijuana Inc., or CannVest, or all of the above. […]