Archive for May 2016

Lance Gloor is innocent of breaking Washington state medical marijuana laws

At this writing, Lance Gloor is behind bars at SeaTac Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, Washingon, awaiting sentencing. He has been there since March 21, 2016. His crime? Growing medical cannabis plants, 73 to be exact, within the guidelines of a state approved dispensary for medical cannabis patients with medical cannabis cards. There is so... Read more »

Illinois marijuana decriminalization bill awaiting Rauner's signature

The good news, no the fantastic news, is that the Illinois bill that decriminalizes marijuana passed both the Illinois House and Senate and is waiting for Governor Rauner’s signature. The bad news is that it appears that he is going to wait until the 11th hour to make a decision on the bill, as he... Read more »

NFL's Eugene Monroe pushes league to change its policy on medical marijuana usage

NFL's Eugene Monroe pushes league to change its policy on medical marijuana usage
There is so much going on in the medical cannabis world and I am proud to say that I am in the thick of it. I honestly never expected to see this change of attitude towards cannabis use in my lifetime. The success stories of people weaning themselves off of horrendous, addictive, life-threatening painkillers, particularly... Read more »
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Former NFL players embrace medical marijuana to treat career injuries

I will be the first to admit that I know next to nothing about the sport that Americans call football. I live with a native Brit and we watch football…the sport that Americans call soccer. I have always found American football, as we call it, to be an incredibly brutal sport, especially when head injuries... Read more »

High School should never start at 7:45am

I have blogged about the cruel and unusual punishment of making high school students start school early, but that was before I actually had a kid in HS. Those of you who are long time readers of my blog know that I have a teenage son who spent most of his elementary school life in... Read more »

Medical marijuana saved the life of 8 year old boy with Angelman Syndrome

I think my favorite part of my cannabis advocacy is sharing life-saving success stories. These days, it is not unusual for someone to contact me about a miraculous success story about their loved one, asking me to blog about them. That’s what this post is about and I hope you will share this story, dear... Read more »
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Could medical marijuana have saved Prince?

Could medical marijuana have saved Prince?
“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi, 1970. I’ll be honest, here. I’ve always liked Prince, but I was never a crazy fan like a lot of people who were teens when Purple Rain came out…until now that he’s gone. I’m... Read more »