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The bill proposes to exclude industrial hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) from the definition of marijuana, ensuring that children and individuals with epilepsy and other debilitating seizure disorders have access to life-changing Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and therapeutic hemp such as the Charlotte's Web™ brand of hemp products. High CBD hemp strains have provided relief for thousands of people in the United States as it's shown to reduce the amount and duration of seizures in children suffering from epilepsy and other seizure disorders.

Through cross breeding hemp varieties and landrace strains of cannabis, the Stanley brothers of Colorado developed a rare new strain of hemp that is marketed under the Charlotte's Web™ brand. Charlotte's Web™ products help create a better quality of life for patients of all ages affected by diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's and other debilitating conditions.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 2015

We know not everyone will be able to participate in every event, so we wanted you to see what we have planned for the rest of the year.

June 7 - Dateline Segment Airs- 7:00 MST

August 21 - 2nd Annual Golf Tournament - Colorado Springs

October 10 - Run for the Realm, Family 5K - Colorado Springs

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Volunteer Highlight : Deidre Smith

Volunteer of the Year 2014 | Hours given: 730

Q. What inspired you to volunteer for Realm of Caring (RoC)?

A. I saw what it was doing for the families and what a good cause it was. It was such a blessing to be involved with people that understood what I was going through with my daughter. I wanted to be able to help as many as I could with this opportunity.

Q. What do you do as a volunteer for RoC?

A. I help with promoting the organization with products such as embroidering the logo on shirts, bags and blankets, running the RoC store and creating products for fundraising events.

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Letter from the Executive Director

Spring is here, the birds are chirping, tulips are blooming, lives are improving, my son Zaki is approaching 30 months seizure free - and filling our fundraising cup is underway. This month’s newsletter is focused on our fundraising efforts and why they are so necessary to the continuance of our organization's ability to serve its mission. When we say that the Realm could not do it without you, we mean it. We receive no government funding of any sort. We are completely and wholly funded by individual donors and organizations like yourself. We do continue to apply for grants but what we do may be considered a little unprecedented, so we have not realized any funding through grants... yet. I hold hope in this area.

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Coalition for Access Now drops new federal bill alongside Rep. Scott Perry

WASHINGTON, DC - Coalition for Access Now announced a new bill this morning that would allow those suffering from debilitating conditions to gain access to life-saving hemp oil therapies across the nation. Rep.Scott Perry (R-PA), families, and other lawmakers just introduced this bill with bipartisan support on the Hill.

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My teeny tiny federal perspective…

Flying over the US, seeing no boundaries or walls of separation between states, as it should be… on my way to drop the Federal Senate Companion Bill (S.1333). I cannot help but get excited and a little nervous.

I arrive and meet with a few families for dinner the night before the big day and press conference. We revel in what our lives have become. We experience the overwhelming sensations that not only are we in over our heads, but that we actually have the power, the will, and the heart to get this done!

The Federal Senate Companion Bill opened and was authored by Senator Orrin Hatch and has 6 co-sponsors. Senator Hatch was the father of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) so we could not have asked for a better person to put the pen to paper. The companion House Bill (H.R. 1635), Charlotte's Web Medical Access Act of 2015, dropped in March and already has 34 co-sponsors.

These efforts are meant to deschedule both CBD (cannabidiol) and hemp (cannabis with < 0.3% THC). This will correct outdated and antiquated regulations; this will open up safer access, allow for research and will designate parents as caretakers-- not criminals.

The sense of urgency is overwhelming. After being there, and seeing how quickly things are moving I am enthusiastic that this bill will pass. And not only that it will pass, but that can happen this year! Do not be misled, however… it will not happen without your help. I cannot stress how many times while in D.C. I heard,

“...But I need to hear from my constituents on this matter...”

That is you. Yes, you have the power to make history. #FightForAccess

With you in the fight,
- Heather Jackson

Join the Fight!

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Today we announce the launch of the Cannabinoid Advancement Management Portal, A.K.A baseCAMP. Just as a basecamp is the headquarter of any expedition, Realm of Caring baseCAMP is the go-to online resource for cannabinoid data and research. It is the portal to the future, containing up-to-date information on the research results, opportunities and resources available. Currently included in baseCAMP is the RoC ORR abstracts as well as an SEC application to conduct research; coming soon is the ability to file for IRB approval for such studies.

Formally the “ORR,” or Observational Research Registry, baseCAMP allows clients the opportunity to enroll in research via an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved study. The ORR is the largest registry studying epilepsy, with over 700 participants. We are pleased to announce the inclusion of the General ORR which is expanded to enroll those with cancer, autoimmune disorders, pain disorders and mental and behavioral disorders, giving us the ability to follow all participants in their therapies. If you have a question about how to enroll or regarding your specific diagnosis, please feel free to contact one of our Care Specialists at 719-347-5400.

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1.We provide great shirts, and encourage dressing up

Arrive in spandex tights festive in leaves and you will not be alone my friend. Don’t wear your best tutu if you want to participate in the color fun, which leads to reason two.

2. Neon paint available, and neon is always fun

Yes we know, color runs are really trendy right now so we are jumping on this flashy bandwagon. Brightly colored paint will be available to get drenched in neon. Bring your goggles, bandanas and stroller covers!

3. Have FUN, and FUND research

What other occasion will your team directly impact sorely needed research? Running is research, let’s do this!

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RoC is so excited and honored to have Derrick Morgan join the When the Bright Lights Fade campaign and speak up in regards to furthering research into cannabinoid therapy for CTE in the NFL!! Derrick and Eugene sit down with Yahoo News' Katie Couric to talk about their efforts. We were thrilled to have Derrick, Eugene and the Yahoo News team join us at our 3rd Annual RoC Golf Tournament.

From Yahoo:

    "When NFL lineman Eugene Monroe spoke out publicly against the NFL’s ban on marijuana, it sparked a national conversation about the merits of cannabis as an alternative method of pain management for players.

    “What I noticed was that former players would openly speak about their experiences being addicted to opioids that they were prescribed by their team doctors,” Monroe told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.

    Monroe, who was recently released by the Baltimore Ravens, has found an ally for his cause in Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan.

    In an exclusive interview, Morgan told Couric, “I think for the NFL to say that cannabis does not benefit the long-term health of its players without actually having gone and done the research — I don’t think that’s an accurate statement.”

Be sure to check out the full video and article HERE.

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In collaboration with master paper maker Paul Wong at Dieu Donne, the artist Glenn Goldberg created a series of works of hemp paper depicting his iconic imagery. Published by Mia Feroleto, the creator of ARTWALK NY and other ground-breaking events in the New York City art world, this project is a first time effort to expose the art world more fully to the possibilities of working with hemp as a material. Works of art from this series has been purchased by leading hospitals such as Montefiore, The University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for their art collections. Montefiore is one of the leading children's hospitals in America, leading the way in cutting-edge treatment in the medical community.

These works were exhibited at the Art on Paper Fair in lower Manhattan from March 3rd through the 6th, 2016, where approximately 20,000 people enjoyed viewing Goldberg’s work and learning about industrial hemp and the contemporary hemp movement.

Two panel discussions were held at Cooper Union that include leading members of the hemp movement including Joel Stanley who, along with his brothers, developed the strain Charlotte's Web covered by Dr. Sanjay Gupta in his three CNN documentary specials.

Glenn Goldberg is one of the bright lights of the New York City art world. Early exhibitions include the deeply respected Willard Gallery owned and operated by Miani Johnson. In the 1990’s Goldberg and painter Michael David were the two young art stars at Knoedler Galleries. Recently the Jason McCoy Gallery on 57th Street exhibited a one-man exhibition of Goldberg’s paintings. His show received a glowing review from Roberta Smith in the New York Times on August 8th, 2013. His use of patterning and overlapping textural dots of color, provoke one to consider and reconsider dimensions in space and time.

Goldberg now teaches at Queens College where he received his B.A. and M.F.A, as well as the Cooper Union. His awards include the 1998 Heilman Artist Swarthmore College; 1996 Margaret Hall Silva Foundation; 1989 National Endowment for the Arts; 1988 Guggenheim Fellowship; 1984 Edward Albee Foundation. He serves regularly as a visiting artist/lecturer at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. He lives and works in New York City.

A percentage of the sale of these works will benefit the Realm of Caring Foundation to ensure that clients who cannot afford to purchase cannabinoid therapies such as Charlotte's Web will receive grants to offset its cost through the Realm Cares Financial Aid program. For information on purchasing one of these works, please contact Mia Feroleto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 802 952 6217.

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