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Illinois’ Failure to Implement Medical Marijuana Law Leaves Patients in Limbo

Illinois’ Failure to Implement Medical Marijuana Law Leaves Patients in Limbo

The previous Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn, washed his hands of making licensing decisions for the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program before he left office. It was a task he decided to leave to the man elected to take over his position, Bruce Rauner, despite having signed the The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot […]

Legalize Food: An Honest Approach to Cannabis Legalization

Legalize Food: An Honest Approach to Cannabis Legalization

Four years ago this month, I was preparing to enter an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program at Union Institute and University; my December was consumed with reading philosophy and required theory. I often stopped reading (each time my head would nearly explode) and wondered if I had lost my mind taking on this graduate program. The components […]

Let us Come Home: An Oklahoma Cannabis Refugee’s Plea

Let us Come Home: An Oklahoma Cannabis Refugee’s Plea

My name is Brittany Hardy Warrior. I am the mother of 2 year old Jaqie Angel Warrior who was recently sentenced to a maximum of 4 years of confinement in the State of Colorado when Mary Fallin was re-elected. I guess my daughter made her first mistake at 5 months old when she became ill […]

CBD-Only Isn’t Enough: A Mom’s Letter to Lawmakers

CBD-Only Isn’t Enough: A Mom’s Letter to Lawmakers

Lawmaker, I hope you are doing well today. My name is Brittany Hardy. I am the mother of Jaqie Angel Warrior, a two year old little girl who suffers from a deadly form of epilepsy and uses cannabis oil to control her seizures. I am writing you this letter today in hopes you will listen […]

Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance Holding Press Conference Today

Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance Holding Press Conference Today

On Monday, September 22nd, 2014, at 11am, members of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance  (MPAA) and other medical marijuana advocates and activists from around the state of Massachusetts will be holding a press conference to draw national attention to their state’s failure to implement the approved medical marijuana program. The press conference will be held […]

The Answer Was Cannabis: One Mother’s Story

The Answer Was Cannabis: One Mother’s Story

I believe my son and I are here for a reason. Obviously he is destined for greatness. I am just here to write about it. When I was young, I had weird medical problems. Fainting spells here and there. Always thin… In hindsight I realize these problems were actually symptoms. For 29 years I didn’t […]

Los Angeles Shuts Down First Area Cannabis Farmers Market

Los Angeles Shuts Down First Area Cannabis Farmers Market

Much like others that have come before it, the Los Angeles Cannabis Farmers Market, also known as the California Heritage Market is already  being shut down by the municipality in which it was operating. The recently opened market, which first allowed patrons to come in and browse cannabis farmers’ wares on 4th of July weekend […]

TX: Patient Activist Vincent Lopez’s Moving Speech for Cannabis Freedom

TX: Patient Activist Vincent Lopez’s Moving Speech for Cannabis Freedom

Photo Courtesy: Texas NORML Texas NORML’s Patient Outreach Director and publisher of The Austin 420, Vincent Lopez, was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age 11. He’s defied the odds in not letting illness stand in the way of his ambitions in bringing forth a new way of thinking, a new sense of awareness, and a […]

This Mom Wants Mother’s Day Every Day

This Mom Wants Mother’s Day Every Day

Throughout these past few weeks, I’ve been asked so many times what I wanted for Mother’s day, so I’ve come up with a few requests. Won’t you help make every day Mother’s Day? I hope: …we will be able to implement Good Samaritan laws, where people will no longer fear prosecution if they are a […]