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Who is Alex?Alex suffers from Tuberous Sclerosis, seizures, Autism, and very severe self-injurious behaviors. He hurts himself so badly that he can't live with us anymore. After the heartbreak of placing him outside the home, now we're having to fight an uphill battle for the medicine that may actually help him.
Tag Archives: medical marijuana
The federal government recently refused to reclassify cannabis, stating it still hasn’t been proven to have medical value. Of course, it’s a tough thing to prove when the government allows very limited research on the subject. And to be honest, … Continue reading
We visited Alex on the way back from the grower, and he was doing pretty well, though he needs to be wrapped up, and is definitely wanting to do more running than he’s allowed to. The surgery definitely hasn’t slowed … Continue reading
So now we’ve been asked for multiple interviews. As I mentioned in the past, ABC interviewed us but never aired the story. Well, this year we’ve been offered three interviews total.
I write to tell about what has happened in Alex’s life, or to mention exciting activism-related information. But Alex’s status hasn’t changed in such a long time that there hasn’t been much to say other than describing the up-and-down nature … Continue reading
With the recent surge in traffic I’ve seen variations of these questions posted as comments as well as asked directly. Some people think that if cannabis works to calm Alex, then we have no good reason to not take Alex … Continue reading
The past two months have shown a big surge in traffic to the site, and a TON of supportive comments and emails. Last month I made a big post on Huffington Post, and got a lot of traffic, but it … Continue reading
It sounds like the CBD-based medicines are the way to go for Alex, and that got me pretty excited last month when I read (and posted) about them. But after a bit, I realized it still doesn’t really matter. As … Continue reading
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa0nLdVJiIg (and see their site, http://cannabisinternational.org/) Talks some about the science, the controversy, and specifically some of the newer information about the medical value of high-CBD cannabis. Sounds like “Canatonic” might be a good choice for Alex based on the … Continue reading
I’m tired of waiting. ABC interviewed us in April. They were going to run a story about Alex’s situation, and it was going to be aired nationally, not just locally. I wasn’t going to say anything here until we had … Continue reading
I was interviewed last week by NORML’s “A Different View” crew: http://www.facebook.com/ADifferentView420. The show will air tomorrow at 8:00pm and includes a brief discussion with myself and two other parents who have made the decision to use cannabis on their … Continue reading