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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 […]

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 […]

Little Girl with Dravet Syndrome Dies While Waiting for Cannabis

Little Girl with Dravet Syndrome Dies While Waiting for Cannabis

Another little girl in the state of New York has passed away while waiting for safe access to cannabis. Anna Conte, a nine-year-old who suffered from Dravet Syndrome, passed away last week and was laid to rest yesterday. Her mother, Wendy Conte, was a part of the movement to pass the New York State medical […]

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 […]

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. […]

INTERVIEW: Jason Cranford on Haleigh’s Hope, Colorado Medical Cannabis Laws, and the Realm of Caring Waiting List

INTERVIEW: Jason Cranford on Haleigh’s Hope, Colorado Medical Cannabis Laws, and the Realm of Caring Waiting List

Jason Cranford is the founder and operator of the 501(c)3 HOPE Foundation in Colorado. He is the owner of Rifle Mountain, a Colorado dispensary chain, and the owner and founder of Cranford’s, America’s first Cannabis Cigarette company. Additionally, Jason works as a Colorado Licensed General Contractor specializing in the construction of cannabis cultivation facilities. He is also an outspoken patient […]

Cannabis and My Kid: Making Our Own THCA Medicine for Pediatric Epilepsy

Cannabis and My Kid: Making Our Own THCA Medicine for Pediatric Epilepsy

When my son Calvin was two, he suffered a forty-five minute seizure. The emergency medication that the hospital staff had administered seemed to be having no effect. In my research of epilepsy I had read that the longer a seizure lasts the harder it is to stop, so my husband Michael and I, fearing Calvin’s […]

Ladybud Honors International Epilepsy Day – Wednesday, March 26

Ladybud Honors International Epilepsy Day – Wednesday, March 26

Today, Wednesday March 26, is International Epilepsy Awareness Day. Since our launch, Ladybud Magazine has been committed to sharing the stories of people with epilepsy – both children and adults – who are struggling with state and federal laws to achieve safe, reliable, and consistent access to cannabis medicine. Our first story about cannabis treatment […]

Paula Joana: On Gratitude, Losing a Child, and Making a Difference

Paula Joana: On Gratitude, Losing a Child, and Making a Difference

IMAGE: Paula and Phil Joana with daughter Sabina and son Rocco. All images courtesy of Paula Joana. Editor’s Note: Paula Joana is the mother of Sabina Rose, who died in New Jersey in December, 2013, awaiting access to medical cannabis. Weed on My Mind by Paula Joana I want to take a moment to thank […]