Category: Fibromyalgia

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 »

Medical marijuana saved Deborah Coleman's life

One of the really cool things that has happened as a result of my blogging about medical marijuana is that I have been contacted by dozens of readers about their stories, some of whom have become friends. I just LOVE when that happens. One such woman is Deborah Coleman. Several disheartening events have happened in... Read more »

Illinois Medical Cannabis Community is a great resource

Are you a resident of Illinois who has been “sitting on the fence” about applying for a medical marijuana card because you don’t know where to begin? Have I got a great Facebook group for you to join…The Illinois Medical Cannabis Community (IMCC). With over 1,800 members from all walks of life including patients, advocates,... Read more »

Dear doctors who refuse to recommend medical marijuana: I have a bone to pick with you

Hey doctors, especially those in Illinois, I have a real bone to pick with you…because now it is personal. I now know 2 people with a debilitating condition who are REALLY suffering and would REALLY benefit from medical marijuana to help relieve their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives, but their docs refuse... Read more »

Medical Marijuana: You don't have to smoke it and it doesn't make you high

You don’t have to smoke it and it doesn’t make you high. I find myself saying this to people on a regular basis when talking about medical marijuana. This still seems to be the biggest misconception about medical marijuana. These days, the most effective and easiest way to get the most benefit from the plant... Read more »

Charlotte's Web Hemp Oil is truly a miracle cure for many

Meet the Stanley Brothers. They come from an evangelical Christian family of 11 kids from Colorado Springs, Colorado. They are a pretty unlikely bunch to be one of the biggest producers of cannabis oil in the country. Don’t feel bad if you have never heard of them. I had never heard of them, either, until... Read more »

Rogers Park cannabis clinic vote stalled by zoning appeals delay

Now that I have declared my medical marijuana activism, my first test will be in my own backyard, so to speak, where there is some controversy over the location of a dispensary in Rogers Park, where I live. A medical marijuana dispensary was granted a license to operate in Chicago’s 50th ward at 6501 N.... Read more »

Why I decided to become a medical marijuana activist

I never set out to be a medical marijuana activist. I have been a fan of recreational marijuana and was aware of the healing properties of cannabis, but I never expected it to become legal in my lifetime. I recently started researching the wonder that is marijuana. I discovered that it is an amazingly complicated... Read more »

Cannabis provides the most effective relief for fibromyalgia pain

Hey Big Pharma, it is high time (did you see what I did there?) to relinquish your stranglehold on US consumers. Your drugs are overpriced… there’s an understatement…they don’t work in many cases and they have horrible side effects. Did you know that nearly 70% of Americans are on at least one prescription drug and... Read more »