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!

What Is CBD? The Everyday Guide To Cannabidiol

COLORADO: CannaInsider.com has published a comprehensive guide to CBD, the miracle cannabinoid endorsed and made popular in 2013 by a documentary produced by mainstream media health expert, Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 80 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids bind to receptors in the brain and body and are responsible for the effects of cannabis, like feeling high, relaxed, or euphoric. The most popular cannabinoid, THC, is widely known as the compound that produces a high feeling.

CBD, which is rapidly gaining popularity, is known for its immense healing properties that are just being discovered as scientific research into the cannabis plant expands. Gupta’s documentary profiled five-year-old Charlotte Figi, who reduced her 300 seizures a week to just one a day with CBD treatment. CannaInsider’s Guide details what the scientific community knows about CBD and explains how the legal marijuana industry is responding. Learn more about CBD with CannaInsider’s Guide: http://www.cannainsider.com/reviews/what-is-cbd/.

“CBD is quickly expanding beyond the medical marijuana community and into totally new demographics (senior citizens and athletes, to name just two). This rapid growth is certain to continue as more and more individuals discover how CBD can play a positive role in their own healthcare outcomes,” said Patrick O’Malley, President of Good Life Colorado — the world’s only marijuana product incubator.

Dr. Noel Palmer, Ph.D., The Chief Scientist at Mary’s Medicinals, an infused products company in Denver is equally enthusiastic the excitement around CBD, “CBD has amazing therapeutic efficacy for a large variety of conditions, but it doesn’t get you stoned. For those who want a plant-derived medicine, CBD is an great option with very few negative side effects.”

In the CNN documentary, Figi treated her severe Dravet Syndrome with a CBD oil produced by the popular Colorado-based brand, Realm of Caring, made from a strain of high CBD cannabis plants. However, CBD can also be found in the hemp plant. Hemp products are distributed nationally and are regulated by the Department of Agriculture. You can purchase CBD online and have it shipped to your home within the United States.

So, how do you distinguish between what’s quality and what’s not? CannaInsider.com also reviews CBD oil and products with in-depth analysis and pictures at: CO.

As America’s fastest growing industry, the legal cannabis industry is navigating unchartered territory by producing and selling products made from a versatile plant that has been in the shadows for the last 80 years. CannaInsider.com has published a glossary of terms related to the marijuana plant and industry to educate those interested in learning more. Explore this dictionary at: http://www.cannainsider.com/reviews/glossary/.

Is America Ready For Marijuana Moguls?

This Sunday, CNN presents “Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution,” a new special from Dr. Sanjay Gupta, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed at 10 p.m. ET/PT by the premiere of the CNN Original Series “High Profits.”

(CNN)At first blush, Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire seem like any other small business owners — polite, hardworking and passionate about what they do. But there’s the potential for things to get a little awkward when the conversation turns from “hi”s to highs.

“There’s always a moment of hesitation of ‘when are they going to ask us what we do?’ and ‘how are they going to receive that when we tell them?'” McGuire, 25, said.

She and Rogers, 34, own the Breckenridge Cannabis Club, a recreational marijuana dispensary in the historic and scenic ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado.

The couple started their business as a medical cannabis dispensary in 2010, but when Colorado became the first state in the nation to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, they saw a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity.

Is marijuana mainstream enough for Main Street?

 

A Look At Legalizing Marijuana In The US

Nearly half of all states have legalized medical marijuana, with Colorado and Washington serving as bellwethers for recreational use, and the US is amid an end to a prohibition on par with that of alcohol. But just how will the Green Rush grow? And why is it attracting some surprising advocates among doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, attorneys, and businesspeople?

Weed. Ganja. Marijuana. Pot. During the opening session of the heady 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival held in June of this year, references to the potent plant were the keynote kicker. An intellectual with enviable wit, David G. Bradley, owner of the Atlantic Media Company, delivered an opening monologue that imagined some 250, type-A festival speakers high on Colorado cannabis, enlivening a crowd of CEOs, politicians, doctors, and thinkers with scenarios such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pulling her tempted husband into a car with a reference to her memoir, “We’re making hard choices, Bill.”

But all jokes aside, this international platform—which eventually staged a very serious conversation on marijuana between Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Katie Couric—is illustrative of an escalating national debate embracing medical marijuana and its rapid-fire industry growth. And for many close to the cause, weed is no laughing matter, posing hard choices indeed.

Pot chatter is pervasive throughout the US, whether at dinner parties or on the floor of Congress. In Atlanta, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon and CNN’s chief medical correspondent, who was once vocally anti-pot, passionately discusses the benefits of cannabis in his second documentary film, Weed 2: Cannabis Madness. In Nevada, State Senator Tick Segerblom and Congresswoman Dina Titus are championing bills that favor post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) medical marijuana research and protect the rights of legal users. In Los Angeles, former talk-show host and celebrity Ricki Lake is producing a new documentary, Weed the People, which follows cancer-stricken children and the use of cannabis as medicine. In Denver, Tripp Keber, founder and CEO of Dixie Elixirs and Edibles, is launching his latest edible product, Dixie One. And just a 20-minute drive from Keber’s new 40,000-square-foot Colorado headquarters, Governor Hickenlooper is repeatedly quoted as stating that we are in the midst of one of the “great social experiments of the 21st century.”

Colorado: From Demon Weed to God’s Plant

How five pot-farming brothers are leading Colorado’s evangelicals toward embracing marijuana legalization.

Jesse Stanley sees marijuana as “God’s plant.” He is one of five brothers—all alums of an evangelical high school—who grow medical marijuana from their two dispensaries in Colorado Springs, Colo. As he put it to the website FaithStreet: “God is moving in the hearts of men and women and children around the world about this plant in ways that I never would’ve imagined.” [Read more…]

Gupta: 'I Am Doubling Down' On Medical Marijuana

It’s been eight months since I last wrote about medical marijuana, apologizing for having not dug deeply into the beneficial effects of this plant and for writing articles dismissing its potential. I apologized for my own role in previously misleading people, and I feel very badly that people have suffered for too long, unable to obtain the legitimate medicine that may have helped them.

I have been reminded that a true and productive scientific journey involves a willingness to let go of established notions and get at the truth, even if it is uncomfortable and even it means having to say “sorry.”

It is not easy to apologize and take your lumps, but this was never about me. [Read more…]

Guam Senators: Legalize Pot As Medicine: Bill 215 Would Sanction, Regulate Medical Marijuana

GUAM: Dylan Terlaje has lived with epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old.

Dylan, now 8, and his parents, Judy and John Terlaje of Dededo, have tried 11 different medications and two trips to California to help with the seizures. They’re hoping to try one more option: medical marijuana. [Read more…]

How to regulate pot when it's legal

CALIFORNIA: It’s becoming a cliché: The tide is turning in the debate over cannabis. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, publicly reversed his position and now supports medical cannabis. [Read more…]

CNN Attempting to Shut Down Gupta Kush

NEW YORK: Last week we reported that Boulder-based Helping Hands Dispensary had named a new organic strain medical marijuana after Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who recently made a very public reversal regarding his stance on the pros of cannabis.

Evidently, 24 hours after the Helping Hands press release was published, CNN contacted the dispensary demanding they stop sales of Gupta Kush.

“We may have to change the name,” owner Jeff Kless told Animalnewyork.com  “CNN phoned us and asked us to remove it. I think we’ll leave it alone for the weekend and see what happens.”

No word yet as to whether CNN followed through with an actually cease and desist order.

 

CNN Attempting to Shut Down Gupta Kush

NEW YORK: Last week we reported that Boulder-based Helping Hands Dispensary had named a new organic strain medical marijuana after Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who recently made a very public reversal regarding his stance on the pros of cannabis.

Evidently, 24 hours after the Helping Hands press release was published, CNN contacted the dispensary demanding they stop sales of Gupta Kush.

“We may have to change the name,” owner Jeff Kless told Animalnewyork.com  “CNN phoned us and asked us to remove it. I think we’ll leave it alone for the weekend and see what happens.”

No word yet as to whether CNN followed through with an actually cease and desist order.