compassionate use

My Daughter Needs Cannabis: One Family’s Story

My Daughter Needs Cannabis: One Family’s Story

By James Damian Stewart The photo above is me with my beautiful 23 year-old daughter, Kelly. She has suffered every day of her entire life, struggling under the pain of severe epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, mental and physical retardation, etc, etc, etc. She now functions at the level of a 6-month-old baby.  In 1997, Kelly was 6 years […]

How New Jersey Treats Patients: A Tragedy, in One Act, and One Scene

How New Jersey Treats Patients: A Tragedy, in One Act, and One Scene

PHOTO: Andrew Jackson . . SCENE: A small prison cell, with just a bunk bed, a toilet and a sink.  A prisoner, dressed in ill-fitting khaki shirt and pants, sits on the bed. He speaks: PRISONER:  Damn, here I am, locked up. And it’s all for using my medicine: marijuana. I flunked out of Drug Court and […]

New Jersey: Aggressive Law Enforcement, Dysfunctional Politics & Lack of Medical Cannabis “Garden State”

New Jersey: Aggressive Law Enforcement, Dysfunctional Politics & Lack of Medical Cannabis “Garden State”

PHOTO: Andy Morris A woman I recently met in South Jersey told me she was the victim of a violent crime – a home invasion.  She called 911.  When the police arrived they noticed rolling papers on her coffee table.  They got a warrant and searched her house.  They found found her personal stash of […]