Category Archives: family

Alabama Man Launches Career As Medical Hemp Farmer After Mother’s Cancer Battle

As a child, Prattville native Jeffrey Lee remembers playing in cotton fields. These days, his own son and daughter run in a much different crop. “I’ve sat out there and watched my kids playing in all this hemp growing 10 or 11 foot high,” Lee said. Life as a full-time medicinal hemp farmer in Autauga […]

“Wadada Sisters: Designers Branch Out To Cannabis-Infused Fashion”

Twins Asha and Ayanna Diaz, or the Wadada Sisters as they are known, are an unmistakable duo. Their free-spirited approach to life has not only birthed a fashion label but has also, over the past decade, inspired dozens of women to launch their own businesses and ideas built on authenticity and love. Celebrating a decade […]

Cannabis Oil: ‘I’ve Spent £34,000 To Keep My Epileptic Daughter Alive’

Tannine Montgomery says she has spent £34,000 and broken the law to keep her daughter alive. Six-year-old Indie-Rose, from Clare in Suffolk, has severe epilepsy and can have up to 50 seizures a month without medical cannabis oil. Since it was legalised two years ago, only a handful of NHS prescriptions have been issued. The […]

Telford Girl’s ‘Miracle’ Response To Medical Cannabis

A seven-year-old with a rare form of epilepsy has made an “amazing” recovery after beginning a medicinal cannabis oil treatment, her family said. Sienna Richardson, from Telford, was diagnosed with Landau Kleffner syndrome. The family secured a prescription from a private practice for her – which her mother said had been a “miracle”. They are […]

Cannabis Gave Her Child A Future: Now She Helps Other Families

Zaki, 17, likes to point out houses that he’d like to have when he turns 18 next year. That was something unimaginable seven years ago, his mother, Heather Jackson recalled, when he used to have around 200 seizures a day. Nowadays, with CBD, “when he does have seizures, they’re brief” and don’t hurt him. By […]

As A Black Mother, Potential Run-ins With Police Over Cannabis Use Made Me Nervous For My Son. Now, Pot Has Cut My Heavy Drinking, And At 50, I’m Growing For My Family

I grounded my youngest son Kadim when he was in the tenth grade after finding his stash. We can laugh about it now, but my relationship with my son was severely damaged by my need to repress his pot-smoking. I was terrified of the what-ifs that could happen to him, a barely 15-year old Black […]

Medical Cannabis Has Saved My Daughter’s Life

Last January, my daughter Jorja became the first child in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis. She was born with a severe form of epilepsy that had left her suffering over 30 seizures a day. By the age of just one, she was on a mix of six different drugs, including powerful sedatives not […]

From Cherries To Weed: Canadian Farming Family Harvests 60 Acres Of Cannabis

It’s October, which means for outdoor cannabis cultivators in Canada, it’s also harvest season. Nearly 50 firms across the country are licensed to grow outdoors, but just one can say its first harvest has been in the works for nearly seven years. Despite the perception of Canada as a cold and snowy landscape, cannabis has […]

How The Honigs Keep Their Son’s Story Alive To Help Kids Just Like Him

Mike, Janet and Gianna Honig stood with newly inaugurated Gov. Phil Murphy in Trenton as he announced one of his first acts as governor in January 2018: a 60-day review of the New Jersey’s strained medical marijuana program. But missing, for the first time, was the Howell family’s fourth member: Jake. The 7-year-old boy had […]

Mother Of Epileptic 15-Year-Old Urges Government To Provide Medical Cannabis On NHS

Charlotte Caldwell pleads with health secretary Matt Hancock to ‘intervene and stop this torturous ordeal’. The mother of a 15-year-old boy who can suffer from hundreds of seizures a day has called on the health secretary Matt Hancock to intervene and allow him a prescription for medical cannabis on the NHS. Charlotte Caldwell’s son Billy […]