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Victory Across the Pond: UK Moves Toward Compassionate Cannabis Policy

Victory Across the Pond: UK Moves Toward Compassionate Cannabis Policy

In an announcement that surprised and encouraged many, the UK’s home office yesterday took a step toward more rational cannabis policy. After several high-profile cases in recent months, the government in the United Kingdom has been under increasing pressure to adjust its outdated policies on cannabis and cannabis medicine. The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has […]

Teen Taken By State Over Cannabis for Seizures to Return to His Family

Teen Taken By State Over Cannabis for Seizures to Return to His Family

It’s the kind of nightmare scenario that parents who use cannabis worry about all the time. A young man was taken from loving, concerned parents, just because of cannabis. What’s really upsetting, however, is that his removal wasn’t because his parents consumed cannabis. It was because he did, in order to suppress the seizures that […]

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

If there’s any sign that the War on Drugs is a failed endeavor, it’s the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed off on a cannabis-based drug. While the Attorney General still wants to crack down on cannabis users, growers, and merchants, other federal agencies are actively undermining the prohibition of cannabis. […]

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UPDATE: As of June 16th, 2018, Billy Caldwell has resumed using cannabis medicine. After his admission to the hospital and requests from doctors calling his situation a “medical emergency,” the Home Office delivered the cannabis oil to the facility treating him. Currently, it must be administered by the hospital, and his permit for use will […]

Colorado Embraces School Administration of Medical Cannabis

Colorado Embraces School Administration of Medical Cannabis

When it comes to drug policy, many activists are turning an old adage on its head. They want people in positions of power to simply “think of the children.” However, instead of worrying about how witnessing adults using cannabis will impact children or implying that any form of legalization will put children at risk, the […]

Georgia Prosecuting Parents for Giving Son Cannabis To Stop Seizures

Georgia Prosecuting Parents for Giving Son Cannabis To Stop Seizures

Suzeanna Brill and her husband Matthew weren’t looking to become the face of the struggle to end the War on Drugs, but their story has received national attention. Their family lives in Georgia, and their decision to try medical cannabis has resulted in a nightmare for their family. It’s a story that seems all too […]

Illinois Lawmakers Pass HB4870 To Allow Children Medical Cannabis at School

Illinois Lawmakers Pass HB4870 To Allow Children Medical Cannabis at School

The children who use medical cannabis in the United States typically have very serious medical conditions. Cancer, epilepsy and degenerative conditions like muscular dystrophy can all respond positively to cannabis treatment. Patients can reduce their symptoms, improve daily function and even stave off the worsening of their condition with the regular medical use of cannabinoids. […]

Thanks to Activists, Michigan’s Medical Cannabis Law Could Cover More People

Thanks to Activists, Michigan’s Medical Cannabis Law Could Cover More People

Since its passage in 2008, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act has received significant scrutiny, both from those who want to expand safe access to cannabis and those who want to maintain the status quo of prohibition. The one thing that most people can agree on is that the language of the Act, in retrospect, didn’t […]

Tatyana ‘Tuffy’ Rivera and her New Jersey Cannabis Activist Family

Tatyana ‘Tuffy’ Rivera and her New Jersey Cannabis Activist Family

Tatyana “Tuffy” Rivera and her parents, Ricardo and Jennifer, are at the fore of the New Jersey movement to continue working for safe access to cannabis. “Tuffy” used to take a combination of twenty five pharmaceuticals to treat Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy; now that she is registered with New Jersey Compassionate Use […]

Pediatric Cannabis Patient Families Who Need Your Support

Pediatric Cannabis Patient Families Who Need Your Support

Imagine your child has a life-threatening illness that conventional pharmaceuticals have not been able to fully control. Now, imagine you’ve found something that does work (medical Cannabis) but you can’t access it on the legal market, do not qualify for it in a medical state, cannot be sure of its quality, and to top it […]