The Struggle of Alina Maldonado Montes de Oca: A Little Girl’s Battle to Bring the First Legal Cannabis Products to Mexico

Mexico authorized the legal import of non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) oil on February 1, 2016, after tireless work by families and local organizations.  An eight year old girl named Alina and her family were the first to receive an authorization to legally bring cannabis products to Mexico. This is her story. “How could this happen? Why…

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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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