pediatric epilepsy

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 […]

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 […]

Florida Medical Cannabis Activist Renee Petro Under CPS Investigation

Florida Medical Cannabis Activist Renee Petro Under CPS Investigation

Renee Petro has already been living a parent’s worst nightmare for years: her 12-year-old son Branden suffers from a rare form of pediatric epilepsy called FIRES, which causes uncontrolled seizures that can be fatal. On Tuesday, a new nightmare began for the family, when Florida Child Protective Services showed up at their home to investigate […]

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 […]

CBD-Only Bills: A Whole Plant Cannabis Advocate Testifies in Wisconsin

CBD-Only Bills: A Whole Plant Cannabis Advocate Testifies in Wisconsin

Preface: While Wisconsin’s Jacki Rickert Medical Cannabis Act (JRMCA) – a comprehensive bill legalizing the medicinal use of cannabis for a broad range of conditions from chronic pain to cancer – was blocked in committee by pediatric nurse and Senator Leah Vukmir (R), the state’s AB 726  – a bill to redefine and legalize cannabidiol as […]

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 […]