Paul Ryan Rival Used Medical Marijuana

WISCONSIN: Wisconsin Democratic congressional candidate Amar Kaleka used medical marijuana in California on his doctor’s advice after his father was killed by a white supremacist at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, he told The Associated Press on Friday.

Kaleka is mounting a longshot bid to unseat former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan in the 2014 congressional election. Kaleka grew up in Milwaukee and lived in California for five years before returning to Wisconsin after the 2012 rampage.

Kaleka and his family sought therapy for their grief after the shooting, in which six people were shot by a white supremacist, who later died in a shootout with police.

Wisconsin Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Ingredient CBD To Treat Stubborn Seizures

WISCONSIN: Seizures cause Nic Volker to shake or stare blankly dozens of times most days, despite medication and a special diet, his mother says.

She wants the 9-year-old to try something that has helped children with seizure disorders: cannabidiol, or CBD, an ingredient in marijuana that isn’t psychoactive but is illegal in Wisconsin and most states.

“One seizure can be fatal,” said Amylynne Santiago Volker of Monona. “There really aren’t any other choices for us. I just want CBD to be an option.” [Read more…]