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By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 23, 2010
This subject is one of the most discussed on this blog. Women are turning away from the pharmaceuticals like Zofran to treat their nausea during pregnancy and embracing cannabis. However, many states still prosecute these women for child abuse if their infant turns up positive for marijuana metabolites on a drug screen. In turn, these women are turning to midwifery for childbirth when they can afford it or are just avoiding pre-natal care when they can’t afford it.
At Orange County NORML’s “Know Your Rights Expo”, mother says marijuna saved her autistic son’s life
By "Radical" Russ Belville on August 30, 2010
At the Unconventional Foundation for Autism booth, parent Mieko Hester-Perez of Brea recounted her controversial decision to treat her terminally ill, autistic son with small doses of marijuana.
After she began giving him carefully controlled doses of marijuana in a brownie, his behavior improved, he gained more than 40 pounds and he went down to two autism medications, said Hester-Perez, founder of the Unconventional Foundation for Autism, which works with more than 100 parents.
Posted in ACTIVISM, ECONOMICS, FAMILIES, SCIENCE | Tagged Anaheim, California, Know Your Rights Expo, Mieko Hester-Perez, mother, Orange County, Orange County NORML, Unconventional Foundation for Autism | 2 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on July 27, 2009
(ColoradoDaily.com) BOULDER, Colo. — As a Republican mother committed to legalizing marijuana, political life can be lonely. But while many in my party whisper about the Drug War’s insanity, we should shout it from the rooftop: the time to legalize is now. If history is any guide, the crucial female voting bloc, including many Republicans, [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 11, 2009
An Akron woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a sheriff’s deputy reported she had taken her baby to a party early Friday where people were smoking marijuana, Erie County sheriff’s officials said. Would there be endangerment charges if she took her baby to a party where alcohol was consumed? [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on February 2, 2009
As my British friends say, “spot on!” Radley Balko at The Agitator has nailed it with a sledgehammer: Dear America, I take it back. I don’t apologize. Because you know what? It’s none of your goddamned business. I work my ass off 10 months per year. It’s that hard work that gave you all those [...]
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