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Another Epileptic Child Granted License to Use Medical Cannabis in UK

By | June 19th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

The UK government has granted a license to use medical cannabis to another child with epilepsy. Alfie Dingley, a six-year-old from Kenilworth, England will now be able to use a medical marijuana therapy to treat his condition. The news comes after another UK boy, Billy Caldwell, received a similar license over the weekend. Home Secretary [...]

Pot Company Uses Proceeds to Help Kids Taken From Undocumented Parents

By | June 19th, 2018|activism, children, Donald Trump, human rights, Jeff Sessions, News|

A cannabis company in Oregon has teamed up with a dispensary to help kids taken from undocumented parents. Leif Goods will donate $1 for each of its chocolate bars sold at Farma during the next week. In the last six weeks, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has separated nearly 2,000 migrant children from their parents. [...]

Severely Epileptic Boy Discharged From Hospital After Resuming CBD Treatment

By | June 18th, 2018|children, epilepsy, featured, News, United Kingdom|

Billy Caldwell has been discharged from the hospital after resuming treatment with medicinal cannabis oil. The U.K. boy made international headlines after border officials confiscated his medicine at Heathrow Airport last week. The main active ingredient of the medication is CBD, but it also has enough THC to make it a Schedule 1 controlled substance. [...]

12-Year-Old With Epilepsy Hospitalized After Four Days of Being Deprived of CBD Oil

By | June 15th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

Paramedics have rushed young Billy Caldwell to the hospital after the boy suffered a series of epileptic seizures. British media is reporting that rescue medications failed to bring 12-year-old Billy out of “a massive intractable epileptic seizure.” First responders transported Billy to St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on Thursday night. He is now unconscious and fighting [...]

Boy with Epilepsy Has Seizure One Day After CBD Oil Is Confiscated

By | June 12th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

Billy Caldwell, a 12-year-old U.K. boy with epilepsy, has had his first seizure in months last night, his mother reports. The seizure comes just hours after U.K. border officials confiscated Billy’s medicinal cannabis oil at Heathrow Airport yesterday. The main active ingredient of the cannabis oil medication that Billy uses is CBD. But it also has [...]

Epileptic 12-Year-Old’s CBD Oil Seized at U.K. Airport

By | June 11th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

U.K. border security officials at Heathrow Airport have seized CBD oil intended for a 12-year-old epilepsy patient. Charlotte Caldwell, the mother of Billy Caldwell, told reporters that the British government had “most likely signed my son’s death warrant.” Young Billy has a severe form of epilepsy that causes up to 100 seizures per day. He [...]

Canadian Government Clarifies Laws Regarding Minors and Weed

By | June 6th, 2018|canada, children, News, Regulation, teenagers|

The Canadian government has clarified the law regarding the social sharing of weed with minors. The Senate voted on Tuesday to approve an amendment to Bill C-45, Canada’s recreational cannabis legalization statute. The proposed law is also known as the Cannabis Act. The amendment makes it illegal for adults to share marijuana with minors. But [...]

Governor of Colorado Rejects Medical Marijuana for Autism Treatment

By | June 6th, 2018|autism, children, Colorado, featured, News|

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is on his way out of office, leaving behind a record-setting trail of vetoed legislation, The Gazette reports. During a Tuesday bill-signing ceremony, Hickenlooper suggested would be his last, the governor passed on HB 1263, which would have added autism spectrum disorder as a qualifying condition for the state’s medical cannabis [...]

School Nurses in Colorado Can Now Administer Medical Cannabis

By | June 5th, 2018|children, Colorado, Medical Marijuana, News, School|

Yet again, the state of Colorado is ahead of the curve—at least, in terms of increased access to medical marijuana. Thanks to a new bill, school nurses in Colorado can now administer medical cannabis, as long as parents give consent. School Nurses in Colorado Can Administer Medical Cannabis If Parents Give the OK Parents were [...]

Parents Face Prison After Treating Their Son’s Seizures with Weed

By | May 29th, 2018|children, Georgia, News, parenting, safety, seizures|

To stop their son’s debilitating seizures, a family in Georgia has been giving their child smokeable marijuana as treatment. Recently, the Division of Family and Children Services gained custody of the boy and charged his parents with Reckless Conduct. Matthew and Suzeanna Brill aren’t denying that they gave their son weed. Instead, they’re arguing that marijuana is the [...]