For as little as $1 a month, you can sustain research and education services for tens of thousands of families.

 roc friends logo

Click here to become a Friend now!

As we prepare to accept and onboard new Realm Cares recipients, we can hardly contain our enthusiasm. Thanks to your continual donations, our annual budget is over $120,000!! This money is going straight to clients in financial need to help offset the cost of their cannabinoid therapy. Despite this impressive growth, our acceptance rate is still less than 10%. To continue the expansion of this quality of life program, consider donating here. Below are just a few of the moving testimonies that have stemmed from the program:
Read more...

She was diagnosed with Generalized Idiopathic Epilepsy at the young age of 4. When we first started Charlotte's Web, she was having approximately 6 episodes a day of varying seizures. She was not responding to various pharmaceuticals with full control; they all affected her personality, as well as the seizures, turned her into a different person.

I am thrilled to say we are approaching a full year since a tonic or tonic-clonic seizure!! We just went for an extended EEG to see if her smaller ones that are harder to detect are still occurring. We were accepted into the Realm Cares Financial Aid program but we already know this is going to have a huge impact for us.

Read more...
Please refer all questions to Children's Hospital Colorado using the contacts on the poster.
Read more...

I have been diagnosed with PPPD (Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness), PTSD, high blood pressure, Diabetes Type 2, and high LDL and Triglycerides. I have lived with migraines and severe dizziness 24/7 since 2011 and have suffered from the migraines as long as 2005. I was prescribed twelve different antidepressants and antipsychotics and they all made me extremely suicidal and depressed. I was out of ideas and was ready to call it quits.

My doctor, neurologist, and two psychiatrists recommended I check out CBD oil for help. I started doing research and about 2 months went by before I tried contacting Realm of Caring. They were very friendly and helpful through the entire process of me asking questions, etc. After about 2 months on Charlotte's Web Everyday Advanced CBD Oil, I began to realize that my horrible thoughts were going away. I have been on CBD since July of this year and can now laugh again and have almost zero thoughts of suicide anymore. For someone who lived with the thoughts every single day of his life since he was very little, this is a wonderful change. My blood pressure checks out perfect every time I visit the doctor now. My blood sugars are easier to control.

The only things left that I struggle with the high LDL/Triglycerides and the dizziness, which is extremely bad, but that's MUCH better than where I was just a few months ago. It's been worth it to me and my family and friends. I'm so glad that I decided to give this a try!

Read more...

Here is a breakdown of the new legalization passed in a total of 7 states, medical and recreational.

MEDICAL:

FL Win

Qualifying Conditions: ALS, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Crohn's, Parkinson's, PTSD, Multiple Sclerosis OR as a physician sees fit.
NO HEMP DISTINCTION
FULL AMENDMENT TEXT



Arkansas Win

Qualifying Conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, ALS, Tourrette's, Crohn's, PTSD, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, alzheimer's, cachexia, neuropathy OR as a physician sees fit.
Possession: 2.5 ounces
NO PROVISION FOR PERSONAL CULTIVATION, NO TESTING REQUIREMENTS, NO HEMP DISTINCTION
Effective: Nov, 9th, 2016
SEE FULL TEXT



ND Win

Qualifying Conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, ALS, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, dementia/alzheimer's, PTSD, Crohn's, epilepsy, PTSD, spinal stenosis, neuropathy, pain, cachexia
Testing, quality done by random sampling.
Possession/purchase: not more than "3 ounces in a 14 day period."
Cultivation: if residence is more than 40 miles from nearest "care center" one can grow up to 8 plants in a private residence.
NO HEMP DISTINCTION
SEE FULL TEXT



RECREATIONAL:

CA Win

sec.3.f- Testing provision
z. Re-sentencing/re-designation/dismissal for offenders who sentences would change based on passing of prop 64 (No other state has a similar provision)
aa. Industrial hemp agriculture and research, separate regulation from high THC
Possession: 28.5 grams of Cannabis flower, 8 grams of Cannabis concentrate, 6 living plants
SEE FULL TEXT



Nevada Win

Possession: One ounce of Cannabis flower, 3.5 grams of Cannabis concentrate
Cultivation: 6 living, no more than 12 total in a residence (6 growing, 6 drying for example)
Provision for laboratory testing
NO HEMP DISTINCTION
Effective: Jan, 1 2017
SEE FULL TEXT



Mass Win

Possession: one ounce flower, 10 ounces in private residence, 5 grams concentrate
Cultivation, 6-12 plants
Hemp distinction
Laboratory testing (random samples)
SEE FULL TEXT



Maine Win

Possession: 2.5 ounces, or all that is produced by private residence grow
Cultivation: 6 mature, 12 immature, unlimited seedlings
Testing: facilities for "research and testing" no mention of testing for contaminants or active ingredients.
Industrial Hemp distinction
SEE FULL TEXT



Here's a handy map we put together of the US, highlighting the changes. Looks like we still have some work to do (talking to you gray states!) and lots of potential for expansion in several others!!

"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still." -Chinese Proverb

Legalization Map
Read more...

Discrepancies Between Federal and State Cannabis Laws Pose Significant Barriers to Research – New Guidance Needed!

Twenty-eight states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Many scientists want to conduct research on marijuana in states where it is legal, but are concerned that if they do research with state-legal products they may risk their DEA licenses or federal funding. There are also significant regulatory challenges for state-legal cannabis businesses to comply with federal requirements for conducting research with their products. We need to understand the therapeutic potential of marijuana and the potential adverse health consequences of its use, so the Administration must issue new guidance to provide legal protections for scientists studying marijuana who meet state and federal requirements governing research and who don’t become a source of diversion.

TAKE ACTION HERE
Read more...

Secondline Jewels, a Louisiana based business, re-purposes broken drum cymbals into jewelry and fine accessories. The owners have a personal connection to RoC and are showing their support through donating 20% of all sales from their Signature Line to the RoC.


Shop Now

Read the story of their son, who is nearing 3 months of seizure freedom, here.
Read more...
Now offering appointment hours in RoC's Community Center, Dr. Gengler, of ChiroWorks, has been practicing for 17+ years. He has been treating children and families in the Colorado Springs area for the last 5 years. Dr. Kirby Gengler DC has experience with a great number of common Chiropractic conditions. Conditions such as lower back pain, neck pain, migraine, headaches, jaw pain, sciatica, and auto accident injuries.

Dr. Kirby Gengler has extensive experience treating children. Conditions such as ADD/ADHD, autism, sensory integration, behavior issues, seizure disorders, sleep problems, and food allergies, all can respond well to a multi faceted integrated holistic approach.

"My goal is to identify what health issues are most important to you and create a plan with natural solutions" - Dr. Gengler DC

Now's a great time to take advantage of Dr. Gengler's current promotion for RoC Clients:
Receive 20% off of standard pay per visit treatments* or receive $20 off per month on our family plans*
Chiropractic and Cranial Evaluation for Realm of Caring members

*Chestnut St location only. Not combined with any other offer.
Learn more about Dr. Gengler at ChiroWorksInfo.net
Scheduling and billing is not handled by RoC staff so please be sure to contact the practitioner(s) directly.

Read more...
Taylor started on the CBD oil in December 2015 with Neurologist approval. So the new journey began...

It started out just stopping every seizure without the use of the heavy duty Diazepam rectal gel. To, currently, preventing them all together. Going on 120 days seizure free on the Charlotte's Web CBD therapy. There have been a few mild break thru seizures previous to this seizure free streak, but mild and very short lived compared to what they were before the CBD oil therapy...and with absolutely NO side effects! This is now mandatory to keep the seizures and other issues under control and at bay. Taylor has shown great improvement in seizure control with the oil. Moods are better, No Diazepam needed, and NO seizures currently. Taylor has been able to come off of every prescription pharmaceutical medication out of the 8 he was on except 1 of them, and once he is seizure free for 6 months he will be able to wean off that final pharmaceutical medication. So to this family, Charlotte's Web, Cannabidiol therapy oil, has proven extremely effective and has went above and beyond "said claims". It's like a miracle! I cannot express the magnitude of the positive impact these oils have had on their lives and seizure control! CBD oil helping is great, and wonderful news and a miracle to see happening for their son. Thanks to this amazing "Side-effect free", natural oil, our son is happy, healthy, off big-pharma medications and is seizure free! He has his life back and that is the biggest blessing. We have all we ever wanted for him, good health, happiness, and on the road to life without seizures. So far so good. Whether it decreases them 50%, 75% or 100% , it is all a positive change for him and proof the oil works. It is far better than the 0% he was getting on the pharma medications for all his issues. It is fantastic to see him smiling again and to be able to finally say, "I have Epilepsy... Epilepsy doesn't have me!"

The future may not always be clear or look bright. Sometimes it's like you are given a timer as to how long you can look in life, but no matter how the future looks, we have to look up to the sky, keep our heads held high and pray. Hold on to hope, because sometimes, that's all you've got. Hope , faith, and love... that's what get's us through.

TAYLOR IS OUR CHILD, A CHILD:

A REAL PERSON, WITH REAL STRUGGLES. WHO DESERVES A CHANCE AT A NORMAL LIFE.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB IS GIVING HIM THAT AND MORE!

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed
1