Join us for an amazing day with some incredible kids!
Ottawa - On Saturday, October 1st, 2016, Dravet.ca will host the 5th Annual "WALK for the KIDS" at:
The Constance Bay Community Centre
262 Len Purcell Drive,
Canada K0A 3M0
(just outside of Kanata)
It will be a fun filled family event that will include a 3 KM walk, face painting, balloons, silent auction, fundraiser BBQ, raffles, and entertainment. Registration begins at 10:00 AM with the walk beginning at 11:00 AM.
Dravet Syndrome is a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy for which there currently is no cure. Despite treatment these kids will never outgrow their seizures.
Dravet.ca is a volunteer-based Canadian Charity (#850807843RR0001) dedicated to providing education, support, research and advocacy on behalf of Canadians living with Dravet Syndrome. We rely on the generous support of individuals like you and our community to help raise awareness and funds, and we are extremely grateful for your support.
This year funds raised from the "WALK for the KIDS" will help support exciting new research on Dravet Syndrome from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) led by Dr. Dave Dyment. Stay tuned for more details!
Our four previous walks have raised over $180,000 for Dravet Syndrome research!
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Marijuana.Ca Comment: We have huge respect and admiration for these kids, parents and caregivers. Many anecdotal accounts show that medical marijuana can reduce or stop seizures in some kids with Dravet Syndrome.
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Ian Frizell & Parkinson's
This video demonstrates the effect that marijuana/cannabis has upon my Parkinson's Disease tremor. MPs in the UK are backing a call to legalise it for medical use.
Managing Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms With Medical Marijuana
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that is caused by destruction of dopaminergic neurons (i.e. cells of the nervous system that make and release dopamine, a signalling molecule) in the substantia nigra (SN), an area of the brain involved in regulating movement. Patients with Parkinson’s Disease experience tremors, slowed movement, muscle stiffness, balance issues, sleep disturbance, and more. Parkinson’s Disease is a debilitating disease with no cure, although there are treatment options available. For patients with PD with difficult-to-control symptoms, or for those who are experiencing severe negative side effects from standard therapy, cannabinoid medicine may provide necessary relief in some instances.
In a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in September 2014 found that treatment with 300 mg/day of the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) in patients with Parkinson’s Disease, without dementia or comorbid psychiatric conditions (i.e. those occurring at the same time as the primary disease), increased well-being and quality of life compared to patients who had received the placebo (an inactive treatment used to attempt to control for “expectancy effects”). However, there was no improvement in measures of motor (i.e. movement) and general symptoms, and no evidence for possible neuroprotective effects, and the sample size was small, with only 21 participants split into 3 groups (placebo, 75 mg/day CBD, and 300 mg/day CBD). In spite of the lack of significance in certain measures and the small sample size, these results are impressive, especially given that the increase in well-being and quality of life resulted from use of a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.
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Whistler Medical Marijuana Offers Cloned Plants For Patients To Grow Their Own : Winter 2016
Introduced in August 2016, Health Canada’s Access to Medical Cannabis Regulations (ACMPR) now allows Canadians to produce a limited amount of Cannabis for their own medical purposes or designate an individual to grow on their behalf.
In response to the new regulations, Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. are excited to announce that starting Winter 2016 we will be offering organic clones shipped direct to eligible patients.
To determine eligibility to produce, you are required to apply direct to Health Canada for approval. Once approved, Health Canada will issue a confirmation letter which can be used to register with Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp and purchase organic clones.
To stay up to date with the launch please sign up for updates.
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Corrupted Science: the DEA and Marijuana - By Jesse Ventura
While I was on my book tour for Jesse Ventura’s Marijuana Manifesto, I was shocked to discover how many Americans didn’t know our Founding Fathers grew cannabis. From talk radio and TV hosts to fans at my book signings, many were unaware that the 13 colonies were of great value to the British Crown because by law, colonists had to grow hemp and give it to England free of charge as part of their taxes. This obviously saved the British Navy an incredible amount of money, as everything from uniforms to rope to paper to ships’ sails were made from hemp.
Most people I spoke to also didn’t know that the DEA would consider George Washington and Thomas Jefferson criminals today because they grew marijuana and hemp.
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Canada - Medical marijuana patients using Health Canada licences to sell pot illegally
A British Columbia man says Health Canada has handed out so many medical marijuana licences, it's cutting into his profit. "This is how I make my living," said the man we're calling "Jack." "I grow it and sell it. Money is good — well, not as good as it used to be"
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