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Mothers in Pennsylvania Unite and Fight for Medical Cannabis

Mothers in Pennsylvania Unite and Fight for Medical Cannabis

Featured image: Eugène Carrière’s “The Sick Child”, 1885 I never would have imagined this moment, but I can say with pride, with dignity, and without reservation that I am a mother fighting to get marijuana for my six-year-old daughter, Lorelei. This is no easy prospect because we don’t live anywhere near a place where real […]

Interview with Heather Jackson, Executive Director of Realm of Caring

Interview with Heather Jackson, Executive Director of Realm of Caring

On October 4, 2013, 10-year-old Zaki Jackson celebrated his “One Year Seizure Free Anniversary.” Zaki stopped having seizures when he began using Charlotte’s Web, a high-CBD strain of medical cannabis that his mother, Heather Jackson, credits for saving her son’s life. Yesterday, friends and family gathered in Colorado Springs for a big party to rejoice […]

Cannabis: The First-Line Medication For Treating Childhood Epilepsy

Cannabis: The First-Line Medication For Treating Childhood Epilepsy

PHOTO: Meghan Wilson and her daughter, Vivian, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome. “A little less panicky, but more tired than ever before.  So violent with biting, hitting and scratching, ripping the leads off, and just wanting to crawl out of his skin with not being able to sit still…. No sleep for either Jaxs or […]