Archive for November 2015

Yes, there is such a thing as "therapy cats"

In the companion animal world…compared to dogs…cats tend to get a “bad rap.” They are often described as aloof, manipulative, cruel and merciless, useless, and even downright nasty. But, I would like to introduce you to 3 loving, affectionate cats who have helped their companion humans beyond what you might have ever imagined possible. For... Read more »

Stigma of medical marijuana use still a big problem for some

If you spend any time on Facebook and/or have the slightest interest in cannabis related news, you will be aware that the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (MCPP) is FINALLY up and running after an almost 2 year delay. Medical marijuana or cannabis, as we advocates like to call it, went on sale on November... Read more »

Shona Banda, Kansas mom, is fighting back for her right to use medicinal marijuana after her arrest

While those of us in the Illinois cannabis community are celebrating the rolling out of the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, a woman in Kansas, Shona Banda, is suffering greatly because she just happens to live in a state where marijuana cannabis is illegal. In fact, she is being depicted as a criminal when she is... Read more »

Medical marijuana goes on sale in Illinois: 2 of the unsung heroes who made it happen

Unless you live under a rock, you would be aware of the fact that medical marijuana went on sale last Monday, November 9, for the first time in Illinois history. I am a member of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Community (IMCC) Facebook group which is comprised of over 2,700 cannabis patients, dispensary owners, cultivation owners,... Read more »

Marijuana is again getting the respect it deserves

This is such an exciting time to be a cannabis activist as marijuana, or cannabis as we activists like to call it, is finally getting its due…very long overdue by almost 80 years. If Bernie Sanders gets elected POTUS, he says he will remove marijuana from the Schedule 1 list of drugs of the Controlled... Read more »