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Medical Marijuana Patient Stories

Reason Why More Parents of Children With Epilepsy Are Choosing Marijuana


Children With Epilepsy Are Choosing Marijuana

With the passing of each new medical marijuana state law, more and more parents with children suffering from the devastating effects of epileptic seizures, are turning to cannabis as alternative means to control these unrelenting and insufferable symptoms.  Bonni Goldstein, MD, is the medical director of Canna-Centers, a group of medical practices in the state of California... Read more

South Dakota Advocate Divulges Plans for Medical Marijuana Legalization


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Prominent medical marijuana activist in South Dakota, Emmet Reistroffer, will be heading off to Denver to find employment in Colorado’s marijuana industry, leaving South Dakota to re-stratergize as it moves forward without one of its most important organizers. At the South Dakota Medical Marijuana Summit in Sioux Falls recently, Reistroffer spoke to roughly 2 dozen medical marijuana... Read more

Arkansas governor is set to pardon his son’s decade old marijuana conviction


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The unconventional and unreserved, Gov. Mike Beebe told KATV, ABC’s affiliate in Little Rock on Wednesday that, ““I would have done it a long time ago if he’d have asked, but he took his sweet time about asking. He was embarrassed. He’s still embarrassed, and frankly, I was embarrassed and his mother was embarrassed.” In 2003, Kyle Beebe, was charged with... Read more

New Yorks Marijuana Bill Is Being Delayed While Children Still Suffer from Seizures


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Earlier this year, New York became the 23rd state to authorize medical marijuana, however, the program is not expected to be up and running before some time in 2016. For the patients, some of which children, and many suffering from AIDS, cancer and epilepsy, 2016 may be too late. Sadly since the signing of the ceremonial bill, 3 families are already mourning the loss of their children who have... Read more

Medicating Individuals Deemed Unfit Parents: Tearing Families Apart Needlessly


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Patients receiving medicinal marijuana treatments are our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers and cohorts, our significant others – our families. No longer can medicinal marijuana users be lumped together, be stigmatized, wrongly accused and worse yet – kept in the dark about their rights as citizens. In previous articles, I’ve discussed patient rights, and patients lack... Read more

THC in Cannabis Helps with Autistic Symptoms


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What is Autism? Autism is a brain disorder that typically affects a person’s ability to communicate, form relationships with others, and respond to the environment. What are the Symptoms of Autism? Social -Children with autism take longer to interpret what others are thinking and feeling. Subtle social cues- whether a smile, a wink, or a grimace-may have little meaning. A person with... Read more

Fast-Approaching NY Medical Marijuana Debate Gaining New Perspectives



With medical marijuana being in a constant state of flux in our nation, individuals throughout the country have been relying more and more on the power of patient stories to sway them towards a position of advocacy. With such limited access to scientific research backing marijuana’s medical benefits, people around the country are increasingly relying on the bravery and activism of patients... Read more

My Body, My Brain and My Choice



Let’s say you are in the store thinking about buying some orange juice. You take a look at the boxes and see that one brand is 100% organic while the other brand is riddled with chemicals. You decide to go with the organic brand and as you are about to make your purchase, a random person who you don’t know inhibits you from your choice. In an outrage you demand to know... Read more

One tribe's peace pipe is another tribe's expulsion



Dennis Boon was 14 years old when he was struck in the head by a seven iron golf club. He had been hitting Wiffle golf balls in eighth grade physical education class when he reached down to grab the ball that had rolled in front of his classmates. One of which, hadn’t seen Boon crouching down to pick up the ball, when he had accidentally stricken him in the head. The result left a hole in... Read more

Mothers for Medicinal Marijuana


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Young Zaki Jackson was just six months old when his epilepsy kicked in to full gear- leaving him with up to 250 seizures per day. His doctor's diagnosed him with a rare form of epilepsy which his mom, Heather Jackson, told NBC's chief medical director, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, left him unable to breathe. She went on, “All the air leaves his lungs and he does not take another breath until that... Read more