Benefit Concert ‘Rock the RoC’ Assembles Global Community In Support Of Awareness for Hemp And Cannabis

Virtual Tribute Concert Gathers Leading Musical Artists, Advocates and Sponsors to Support Improving Lives

COLORADO: Rock the RoC, the upcoming virtual tribute concert hosted by cannabinoid research, education, and advocacy nonprofit Realm of Caring (RoC), will unite a global community that is dedicated to improving quality of life.

Rock the RoC has curated a standout show to honor the legacy of the late CBD pioneer, Charlotte Figi. The April 7 show will heal, inspire, celebrate, and unite a broad community of advocates as they groove to musical performances by Grammy award-winning artists including The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, Michael Franti, Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, Ruthie Foster, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash, Glen Phillips, Molly Tuttle, Sarah Jarosz, Corey Glover, and more. Featured spokespeople include Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman.

“My son would not have transitioned off of hospice without Charlotte. The important mission that RoC performs will endure with continued community support.” Realm of Caring President and Event Host Heather Jackson shared, “RoC has the largest cannabinoid research registry in the world, we have guided individuals and doctors over two million minutes at our free call center, and have granted close to $3 million to families in need. This is Charlotte’s legacy. Please celebrate her life with us, meet brave families we serve and help carry on the urgent pursuit here at RoC.”

Support for Rock the RoC is provided by presenting sponsor Charlotte’s Web and Blaze sponsors including the Fontenot family, The Functional Chocolate CompanyGreen FlowerPeake Family FoundationPlanetarieReCreate, and Savage Cabbage among others.

There are 3 ways to get involved on April 7th 6PM MDT

  1. RSVP to get your FREE ticket and make a tax deductible gift towards RoC’s programs.
  2. Kickstart this project to get exclusive merchandise by Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One.
  3. Sponsor this event to impact plant-based therapy.

RoC will see you on the stream powered by Nugs.TV at RockTheRoC.org!

Thousands Of Families Demand Legal Medical Marijuana For Their Critically Ill Kids

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

Thousands of families of critically ill children and advocates for marijuana reform launched a national campaign Wednesday supporting the legalization of certain strains of cannabis oil that have shown therapeutic benefits.

Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) first introduced the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act, named for 8-year-old Charlotte Figi, who successfully treats her debilitating seizure disorder with a non-psychoactive form of marijuana, last year. The measure, re-introduced in March after revisions, would remove similar types of medical cannabis from the federal list of Schedule I substances, which the federal government considers to have no medicinal value. All forms of marijuana are currently illegal under federal law.

“We’re not trying to do something fringe here,” Charlotte’s mother, Paige Figi, who’s spearheading the campaign, told The Huffington Post by phone in advance of the launch. “This is a human rights issue. This has been lifesaving for my daughter.”

The campaign, dubbed the Coalition for Access Now, kicked off with an event at the National Press Club in Washington. In the coming months, the group plans to educate lawmakers and the public about the benefits of therapeutic hemp oil, which is derived from the marijuana plant and has been used to treat thousands of children with uncontrolled epilepsy.

 

6-Year-Old Girl in National Spotlight Over Medical Marijuana

COLORADO: She’s six years old, and she uses marijuana every day.

Charlotte Figi suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. She’s endured violent seizures since she was a newborn. Most weeks, she’d have about 300 seizures a week. [Read more…]