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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 […]

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 […]

On Becoming an Activist by Brian Wilson

On Becoming an Activist by Brian Wilson

I’m ashamed to say I didn’t even know New Jersey had a Medical Marijuana law on the books before we needed it. People fought for the bill for years, before the concept even entered our minds. People lost loved ones during that fight. I feel embarrassed, awful, apologetic, that when we needed the law, it […]

Jersey Strong: Meghan and Brian Wilson on CNN’s Weed 2: Cannabis Madness

Jersey Strong: Meghan and Brian Wilson on CNN’s Weed 2: Cannabis Madness

The Wilson family relocated from New Jersey to Colorado last month,  and the day after their arrival they wrapped up filming for Sanjay Gupta’s “Weed 2: Cannabis Madness” documentary, which aired tonight on CNN. In the midst of unpacking and settling into their new home in Denver, the activist super-parents took time for a quick […]

Cannabis Activists Above the Fray: Don’t Mind or Feed the Trolls in Comment Sections

Cannabis Activists Above the Fray: Don’t Mind or Feed the Trolls in Comment Sections

PHOTO: Simon Steiner, Creative Commons Congratulations, cannabis activists: weed is now legal in two states. We’re witnessing historic change, not only in our country’s laws, but in our culture. Contrast Gallup’s first marijuana legalization poll in 1969 (12% in favor) with 2013’s poll (58% in favor). Yes, the tide has turned and we are now […]

Mixed Praise for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Conditional Veto

Mixed Praise for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Conditional Veto

PHOTO: Meghan Wilson and her two-year-old daughter Vivian Wilson, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome. Marijuana has been proven to alleviate the devastating damage caused by the seizures Vivian suffers. On Friday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made a surprising decision in his conditional veto of S2842, a bill intended to ease medical marijuana restrictions for children. […]

Don’t Let My Daughter Die, Governor Christie

Don’t Let My Daughter Die, Governor Christie

  “It’s surreal,” says Brian Wilson. “We’re on vacation at the Jersey Shore, but today at our vacation rental there was an ABC News press van, we were live on The Lead with Jake Tapper, and I prerecorded an interview with Anderson Cooper.” Wilson is the father of 2-year-old Vivian Wilson, who suffers from Dravet […]

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 […]

Dear Chris Christie: Why Are You Preventing A Mother From Helping Her Suffering Toddler?

Dear Chris Christie: Why Are You Preventing A Mother From Helping Her Suffering Toddler?

“I’m very concerned, if we go down this slope of allowing minors to use this, where does it end?” – New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie Dear Chris Christie, In the land of Big Pharma, New Jersey, home to over 15 Major Pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Bradley Pharmaceuticals and Merck & Co., you Governor […]

New Jersey Patients Demand Chris Christie Implement Voter Approved Medical Marijuana Law

New Jersey Patients Demand Chris Christie Implement Voter Approved Medical Marijuana Law

On June 7, 2013, the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey (CMMNJ) held a press conference at the New Jersey State House in Trenton, NJ demanding Governor Chris Christie stop playing politics with the voter-approved medical marijuana law in the state. The press conference, spearheaded by political strategist Jay Lassiter, highlighted the hardships specifically created by Christie’s […]