Tag: Medical marijuana

The curious disappearance of the IL Medical Cannabis Advisory Board

Most of us in the Illinois medical cannabis community are very aware that our governor, Bruce Rauner, is no friend of our medical cannabis program. He has consistently sabotaged it from the very beginning. He delayed the allocation of licenses to dispensary owners which retarded the start of the MCPP. He has consistently vetoed any... Read more »

List of Medical Marijuana Friendly Doctors in Illinois

As many of you are aware, one of the biggest problems with the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program is finding a doctor who is willing to certify that prospective patients have one of the qualifying medical conditions required to enter the program. Without a doubt, the #1 question asked by those wanting to apply is... Read more »

All marijuana use is medicinal

Greetings dear readers. I know. I know. I have REALLY been shirking my blogging responsibilities. Mea culpa. Here’s the thing. I am kinda busy trying to wrestle back our democracy from a coup perpetrated by Vladimir Putin and the fascist dictator, one Donald J. Trump, aided and abetted by his GOP enablers. I am on... Read more »
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Illinois man with ALS credits medical marijuana with keeping him alive

I have really been shirking my blog writing duties lately due to the “I can’t take my eyes off the train wreck” also known as the 2016 Presidential Election. Anywho, I have returned to writing about my favorite subject; medical cannabis success stories. Today, I am featuring a southern Illinois resident, Barry Coughlin, who has... Read more »

Illinois mom of 4 overcomes enormous health challenges with medical cannabis use

Illinois mom of 4 overcomes enormous health challenges with medical cannabis use
I have taken a little detour from my usual subject of medical cannabis to comment on the meteoric rise of Donald John Trump.  It has left me terrified and saddened at the state of our nation. It looks like he is on his way out after a horrendous week of meltdowns. It is time for... Read more »

Alabama mom on a mission to legalize medical marijuana

I thought I was passionate about medical cannabis until I met Michelle Benton. She is an Alabama native, single Mom, former physician’s assistant, and now, full time advocate for medical cannabis usage. I discovered Michelle via her Facebook page, Maven for Legalization, and I knew I needed to talk to her about her advocacy. I... Read more »
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Medical marijuana opened up many doors for Illinois man with epilepsy

Four months ago I wrote a post about David Kurfman, friend, Illinois medical cannabis patient, medical cannabis advocate and now an employee in the Illinois medical cannabis industry. It has been such an interesting journey for David. His family and friends bought into the propaganda that marijuana use was evil and was a gateway drug... Read more »

Baltimore Ravens release Eugene Monroe due to medical marijuana advocacy

Eugene Monroe was released by the Baltimore Ravens on June 15, 2016, for his stance on medical cannabis as a treatment option for football career injuries….except that was not at all the reason given by the Ravens for Monroe’s release. According to them, it was due to all his injuries. In fact, they completely opposed... Read more »

What happens if the DEA reschedules marijuana to Schedule II?

Facebook has been buzzing these past few weeks about the prospect of the DEA rescheduling marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II on the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) of 1970. That’s the statute that established and controls federal US drug policy. The DEA and the FDA determine which drugs get scheduled on which list, although... Read more »
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Lance Gloor gets 10 year federal prison sentence for growing legal medical marijuana

My cannabis activism has taken me down some very interesting paths in the past year. I’ve met lots of people who healed themselves using cannabis when nothing else worked. I’ve helped them share their success and joyous stories with the world via my blog. I have interviewed people from all over the country and consider... Read more »