Victory for the Kids | Cannabis Now (11/09/2015)

Bobby Moulton will not go to jail. The Rhode Island medical cannabis activist who has dedicated his life to helping pediatric cancer patients with cannabis oil has dodged a potential of 30 years in jail and will, instead, serve 7 years of unencumbered probation. Miracles, it seems, do still happen. Bobby’s case was detailed in […]

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Taking One for the Kids: Activist Arrests Continue | Cannabis Now

By all accounts, Bobby Moulton is a nice guy. The soft-spoken, Indiana native loves kids and a few years back he found his calling when he learned how effective cannabis oil could be in the treatment of cancer, particularly pediatric cancer. “I was a sick ‘lil one myself,” he recalls. “Ear infections, pneumonia, seizures and […]

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Buds & Brushes: The Art of Healing | Cannabis Now (06/27/16)

The use of cannabis by those experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is well known, but cannabis doesn’t cure PTSD. In fact, there are many who feel that PTSD can never be cured since the underlying problem is memory of psychological trauma that can never be fully erased. PTSD, like grief, must be assimilated into […]

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The sorrow…

Medical Cannabis news reports in the past couple days have brought two sad stories, each proving that the fight for medical cannabis is far from over and that’s its victims are often our youngest warriors.

The first is from Maine, where a 13-year old with Dravet’s Syndrome died.  The young girl, Cyndimae Meehan, became a medical cannabis advocate when her family was forced to moved from Connecticut to Maine in order to secure Cyndimae’s medicine.  Both New England states have medical cannabis laws but Connecticut, amazingly, does not allow pediatric use.  You can read more here:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/13-year-medical-marijuana-advocate-laid-rest-37708703

thThe second story comes from Cyprus.  Too often we think of medical cannabis only in U.S. terms but the fight to secure the natural medicine is being fought around the globe.  Cyprus is a small, island nation off the coast of Syria and Turkey.  A 19-year old Cypriot with cancer petitioned the Health Ministry for two years for permission to use cannabis in his therapy.  In a move that is all too familiar to long-time medical cannabis advocates, the government only gave in when the boy was near death.  His petition was granted three days before his death.  For more details read here: http://in-cyprus.com/medical-cannabis-drug-approval-too-late-for-teenager/