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CNN’s Recent Ayahuasca Coverage: Medical Psychedelics Getting Mainstream Consideration

CNN’s Recent Ayahuasca Coverage: Medical Psychedelics Getting Mainstream Consideration

Not that long ago, most mainstream news sources were reticent to take an openly positive stance on medical marijuana. That has shifted dramatically in the last few years, thanks in part to CNN and other  major media outlets. Now, it seems that the reporters working for CNN are exploring some of the more popular psychedelic […]

Remembering Cheryl Miller: Beloved Wife and Friend, Activist and Inspiration

Remembering Cheryl Miller: Beloved Wife and Friend, Activist and Inspiration

I first met Cheryl Miller and her husband, Jim, at the 2001 NORML convention in Washington, D.C.  While I had been a cannabis hemp activist for 10 years, meeting Cheryl profoundly changed my perspective.  She was a woman being wheeled around in a bed by Jim, and was unable to walk and barely able to […]

Psychedelic Medicine in Mainstream Media? Sanjay Gupta Looks at Psychedelics

Psychedelic Medicine in Mainstream Media? Sanjay Gupta Looks at Psychedelics

Having helped begin the recent mainstream media conversation about medical marijuana and the fact that children are dying due to a lack of safe access, Sanjay Gupta is definitely beloved by many in the legalization movement. Now, he’s setting his sights even higher, focusing on psychedelic medicine in a brief segment aired recently on CNN. […]

Catching up with the Commonwealth: Where Medical Marijuana Stands in PA

Catching up with the Commonwealth: Where Medical Marijuana Stands in PA

  Pennsylvania, The Keystone State, has been less than affectionately known as “The Hinterlands of Cannabis Reform” has some been witness to some important developments that could change the state’s approach to cannabis. Pennsylvanian’s Compassionate Use Act, Senate Bill 1182, enjoys widespread bi-partisan support as it moves to the Appropriations Committee and, with just a […]

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 […]

Interview: Documentary Producer Ford Fischer

Interview: Documentary Producer Ford Fischer

Ford Fischer is the producer of the upcoming feature-length documentary Those Who Fight, as well as the cofounder of News2Share.com. His camera footage has been featured in mainstream media outlets including CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and ABC. Considering this impressive resume, it’s pretty hard to believe that Ford Fischer is still a year shy of legal drinking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mothers in Pennsylvania Unite and Fight for Medical Cannabis

Mothers in Pennsylvania Unite and Fight for Medical Cannabis

Featured image: Eugène Carrière’s “The Sick Child”, 1885 I never would have imagined this moment, but I can say with pride, with dignity, and without reservation that I am a mother fighting to get marijuana for my six-year-old daughter, Lorelei. This is no easy prospect because we don’t live anywhere near a place where real […]