Mother of Terminally Ill Daughter Sues Governor to Invalidate Cannabis Advertising Laws

WASHINGTON: The mother of a terminally ill child is suing Washington Governor Inslee over the unconstitutional restrictions on cannabis advertising. Meagan Holt depends upon cannabis to save her daughter’s life. Her daughter, Maddie, is diagnosed with Zellweger syndrome and suffers from seizures that have left Maddie blind, deaf, and terminally ill. The suit alleges Washington’s Read the full article…

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Launches “Fried Egg 2016” Campaign

NEW YORK: The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit committed to helping families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use, launched a campaign that illustrates the evolution of the drug landscape, including the challenging questions parents get asked by their kids. The new campaign breaks today and features a :30 TV ad and a Read the full article…

Parents Demand Medical Marijuana for Epileptic Kids

PENNSYLVANIA: In room 716 of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 12-year-old Hannah Pallas is motionless, but for an occasional turn of her head and blink of her eyes, following a series of life-threatening seizures. On the same day, 5-year-old Sydney Michaels is down the hall in room 749, waiting to be discharged after 15 grand mal Read the full article…

Growing Hope: The Fight For Medical Marijuana For Epileptic Kids

COLORADO:  January 22nd 2015 was a brisk, cold day. All the trees in Richmond, Virginia were bare from a harsh winter. As the chill blew up the hill in the city’s historic Shockoe Slip district, several families began to emerge from a hotel in the shadow of the State Capitol. Lisa Smith was there with Read the full article…

Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana In Schools For Children

COLORADO:  With three days remaining for lawmakers to wrap up this year’s legislative business at the state Capitol, one of the important bills remaining would allow children to bring medical marijuana to schools. The bill could help more than 500 children in the state. Some of the children have moved to Colorado with their families Read the full article…

Washington Parents Legally Using Marijuana Accused Of Child Abuse

WASHINGTON:  While most parents probably want to keep their kids away from marijuana, one mom and dad were accused of child abuse for their avid use of the drug. “[I use it] pretty much every day,” Jesse Thompson, 30, told ABC News’ “20/20.” Jesse and his wife Vicca Thompson, are from Sedro-Wolley, Washington, where marijuana use, including recreational, Read the full article…

‘Don’t Be A Lab Rat’ Campaign To Discourage Kids From Using Marijuana Launches Monday

COLORADO:  How do you encourage kids not to use marijuana at a time when acceptance of pot is at historic highs and Colorado is more awash in conflicting marijuana messages than any place in the country? “This was a tricky one,” ad man Mike Sukle said. The result launches Monday, when workers begin dropping human-size Read the full article…

Coming Soon To Utah Liquor Stores: Cannabis Oils?

UTAH:  A state senator who co-sponsored the bill legalizing the possession of cannabis extracts to treat children with epilepsy is considering ways to make it easier for Utah parents to get the oils, including potentially making them available at state liquor stores. Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, says the problem parents face now is that Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Refugees: ‘This Was Our Only Hope’

NEW JERSEY :  They’ve come from as far away as Australia and Canada, or as close as Oklahoma. They are of different backgrounds and ages, but they’ve all moved to Colorado for the same thing: medical marijuana to treat their sick children. “Jordan had her first seizure at 6 months old. I had never seen Read the full article…

Utah Lawmakers Send Cannabis-Oil Bill To The House

UTAH:  A bill that would give Utah children with epilepsy access to a non-intoxicating, seizure-stopping cannabis oil cleared its first legislative hurdle Friday. The House Law Enforcement Committee voted 8-2 to send a substitute version of HB105 to the House floor, despite lawmakers’ concerns that the oil hasn’t been tested by the Food and Drug Administration to Read the full article…