Category: Cannabis

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 »

Illinois teen with epilepsy gets her life back with medical marijuana

I have met a lot of “Warrior Moms” in my travels as a cannabis activist but there is none more courageous and tenacious than Amy Bottoms, mother of Allison Sky Centennial, a 16 year old southern Illinois teen with epilepsy. If there was an award for “Mother of the Year,” Amy deserves it! The family... Read more »

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 »

Oregon senior treats her breast cancer using medical marijuana

I’ll be the first to admit that I am a sucker for cannabis cancer success stories since there is soooo much pushback from soooo many people who are soooo completely certain that cannabis oil can’t possibly treat cancer. Western doctors, of course, especially oncologists, would be the most skeptical. Today’s post is about a woman... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »