Jim Greener

Allison Ray Benavides: Social Worker, Advocate, and Mother Taking a Stand for Pediatric Cannabis and Families Everywhere

Allison Ray Benavides, Medical Cannabis Advocate, USA If you wouldn’t expect the titles Licensed Social Worker and pediatric Cannabis advocate/mother to overlap, that’s because you haven’t yet met Allison Ray Benavides. Perceptions are changing, and this amazing, compassionate woman is making sure of it. When her own son was diagnosed with an intractable seizure disorder,…

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Michelle Mangione: Fought Cancer & Cushings Disease with Medical Cannabis…and Won!

Michelle Mangione, Medical Cannabis Patient With multiple-disease diagnoses and well-wishes from a doctor who handed her a standard-issue pamphlet for the terminally ill and told her she had three months to live, Michelle Mangione of Orange County, CA had every typical reason to give up.  But there is nothing “typical” about this woman, her positive…

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Vivian Stagg: Once faced brain surgery, now she’s seizure-free

Vivian Stagg was facing the ultimatum of having a no-guarantees invasive brain surgery when her daughter suggested they try one more thing to help Vivian’s debilitating and unpredictable seizures: hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) oil.At the time, Vivian was having 12 to 15 seizures per month, and doctors wanted to drill holes in her skull to place nodes,…

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Higuera Family Celebrates Milestone with Daughter Sadie’s Momentous First Day of School.

CannaEffect first revealed Sadie’s story last July in the documentary short Sadie Higuera: A Little Girl with a Second Chance. In little less than a year, the monumental change in Sadie’s condition has allowed her to live a life previously thought impossible. Sadie has been overcoming the most optimistic expectations for years now, redefining traditional treatments…

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