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Saving Sophie, Saving Many

Sophie Ryan’s Tumor is Removed and Replicated for the Greater Good At this moment, two mice in a laboratory in California are replicating cancer cells taken from five-and-a-half-year-old cannabis patient, Sophie Ryan, for research on pediatric cancer and chemotherapy. The cells will also be sent to a lab in Israel for research with cannabinoids and cancer. […]

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Solful

Tucked comfortably into the corner of a shopping center in Sebastopol, California Solful is both a retail dispensary and a friendly hub for customers. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see two large, bright blue birds sharing a cherry just outside their store — a metal art piece crafted by local artisan, […]

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Sophie’s Dream Team

CURE, Technion and CannaKids Team up for Powerful Progress     While Tracy Ryan’s daughter, Sophie, underwent treatment for brain cancer using cannabis oil with chemotherapy (see Emerald Magazine, Nov. 2017), Tracy said her ultimate goal was to bring together a brain trust of doctors, scientists, and researchers from around the world that could pull […]

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Tikun Olam

Tikun Olam is the flagbearer of the research and development of medicinal cannabis in Israel. The company was the first to receive a license to supply to patients, and has since created multiple strains — including the world’s first “highless marijuana strain,” Αϖιδεκελ — all of which are proven to treat certain disorders ranging from […]

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CannaKids

CannaKids is on track to become a leader in cannabis-led treatments for children and adults. The California-based company first launched in March 2014, one year after its founders – Tracy and Josh Ryan – began treating their own daughter, Sophie, with concentrated cannabis oil. Sophie’s Story: Sophie Isabella Ryan was born on October 3rd, 2012, […]

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Farm Fresh Healing

Pain, Cancer and Cannabis: A Love Story   Brandon Collier learned how to farm cannabis when he was just 15 years old. As a third generation farmer, he has cultivated cannabis for two decades in Bend, Oregon. When Collier was 13, he was hit by a car. The accident damaged several disks, which are now […]

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Cannabinoids and The Central Nervous System

Let’s get to repairing… By Dr. Pepper Hernandez ND, PhD, CNHP   The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body. Neurons in the brain communicate via electrical impulses and neurotransmitters. The nervous system is comprised of mainly two parts. […]

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Lawrence Ringo

  Charlotte’s Web was first introduced to the world via a television documentary; what the world didn’t know is, that strain actually began in Southern Humboldt. When CNN aired Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s first documentary “Weed” in 2013, Charlotte’s Web seemed like a miracle plant, with little to no psychoactive properties. The strain was named after […]

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Rick Simpson

Getting to Know the Engineer Gone Cannabis Advocate Behind the Revolutionary Extraction Method Following a severe head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson turned to cannabis after traditional medicine failed him. The oil he created proved beneficial; not only did he find relief in the plant, but he also found its topical use to help cure […]

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Product Review: ExtractCraft

“It’s a great honor to be able to build a company that fosters health, allows the sick to heal, and most importantly, gives people the power and control of their own medicine – while escaping the grasp of big pharma.” Since using cannabis oil to put my breast cancer into remission (while doing away with […]

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