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We're happy and excited to announce that Wattney Kay has collaborated with the Realm of Caring to help spread the truth about cannabis and support the individuals and families who improve their lives with cannabinoid therapy.

Wattney Kay has designed limited edition hemp bracelets, named after children who are part of the Realm of Caring family. For every limited edition hemp bracelet sold, Wattney Kay is donating 20% to the Realm of Caring - Realm Cares fund. These donations will help provide families with financial assistance grants that will help offset the costs of cannabinoid therapy.

Visit the Wattney Kay website to make your purchase now!

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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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Teaming Up Against Brain Injury

We were so excited to meet three former NHL players who share a passion for our cause and care about quality of life for all. Scott Parker (former Colorado Avalanche, Stanley Cup winner), Daniel Carcillo (former Chicago Blackhawk, Stanley Cup winner) and Riley Cote (former Philadelphia Flyer) were eager to meet some RoC families and learn more about what we do.

Check out these advocate's personal foundations:
Scott Parker's Parker's Platoon
Riley Cote's Hemp Heals Foundation.
Daniel Carcillo's Chapter 5 Foundation

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Americans for Safe Access has published the following Press Release to encourage movement in regards to the CARERS Act. Together, we appreciate your support!


Patient Community Calls on Congress to Move Forward on Medical Cannabis Legislation
Letter from 13 National Organizations Urges Grassley and Pitts to Hold Votes on CARERS Act

(Washington, DC) - Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) delivered a letter on behalf of 13 patient-based organizations to Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representatives Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Gene Green (D-TX) urging them to give the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act (S.683, H.R. 1583) a vote in the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health, respectively. The letter was signed by Americans for Safe Access, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), Danny Did Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation, Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES), Hope4Harper, Hope for Hypothalamic Hamartomas, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Women’s Health Network, Realm of Caring, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.

Today more than 300 million Americans live in states that are implementing medical cannabis laws in conflict with federal law. The passage of the CARERS Act would allow state medical cannabis programs to continue without federal interference, move cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule II in the Controlled Substances Act, remove the cannabis-derived compound cannabidiol (CBD) entirely from the schedule, create access to banking services for medical cannabis businesses in states where it is legal, eliminate the DEA-mandated “NIDA-monopoly” on cannabis available for research, and allow Veterans Health Administration physicians to write recommendations in states that have established a medical cannabis program.

“The Epilepsy Foundation strongly supports the CARERS Act and we thank all the members of Congress who have signed on to this important legislation,” said Phil Gattone, president & CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. “Lifting federal barriers to cannabis research would allow families and providers considering this treatment option to have the information they need to make educated decisions, while supporting safe, legal access to medical cannabis.”

Support for the CARERS Act has been gaining momentum in both houses. Senate Judiciary Committee members Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Al Franken (D-MN) recently joined the Senate version as co-sponsors and last week, Congressman David Young (R-IA) joined the House version as a co-sponsor.

“This letter represents the growing number of voices in the patient community joining the call for committee leaders to allow the CARERS Act a committee vote,” stated Beth Collins, Senior Director of Government Relations and External Affairs for ASA. “We urge Senator Grassley and Representative Pitts to listen to the many Americans who support medical cannabis and the more than 2 million people who already benefit from cannabis as a treatment option by giving CARERS an opportunity for a vote.”

The letter comes on the eve of Senator Lindsey Graham’s Senate hearing, Researching the Potential Medical Benefits and Risks in the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. Patients and activists are encouraged by Senator Graham’s interest in moving this issue forward, and hope that Senator Grassley and Representative Pitts will allow the CARERS Act a committee vote.

Further Information:
Copy of Letter from Organizations
CARERS Act fact sheet
Iowa Petition Covered by Iowa Media
Online version of the petition

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With over 100,000 active members in all 50 states, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. ASA works to overcome political and legal barriers by creating policies that improve access to medical cannabis for patients and researchers through legislation, education, litigation, grassroots actions, advocacy and services for patients and caregivers.

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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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Aline was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a build up of fluid in the brain, when her mom was seven months pregnant. At one-month old, Aline had a Pudenz valve placed which got infected within two weeks. She was in the hospital for about seven months under antibiotics and she started having seizures by the third month that she was in the hospital due to the severity of the infection.

Since starting cannabinoid therapy, Aline has changed in a significant way. She's sleeping better, her appetite is just amazing, she's more aware of her surroundings and her squint eye seems to get better everyday. Not to mention that her seizures have dropped to 0 in over 6 months!!! The most exciting is that pre-school is now a reality; she has started the past week and she's enjoying it tons! We have also been able to go out/travel without being worried sick about her seizures. I would love to mention that my relatives are also doing better than ever, as it was hard for them to know that we were always alert and that we might have had to run to the hospital because Aline would seize.

The impact is just so much! I've mentioned previously we can now see for a better way of living for us and Aline. The whole family is just overwhelmed of how Aline has progressed and how her seizures have dropped. They have been through a lot with with us, going to the hospital, staying with Aline at the hospital (as an emergency room visit we knew for sure that she'd stay in for at least 3 days). We are all just very happy with Aline's progress. You can't imagine how happy her cousins are, as she can now attend various events, she even went to a baseball game last week!! We (my whole family and I) would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the opportunity you are giving Aline for a better chance at life. We cant express and thank you enough for how much you are doing for us.

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Baby Grace is truly Amazing! She has post vaccine injuries, including seizures and a severe rash. She has been through so much after she received her vaccine, and what I mean by amazing is her strength is solid even with her setbacks. She will still have a smile that will steal your heart. We are confident that we will get her to being two! Even though she is unable to go outside unless we are going to hospital or appointment (the sun affects her skin).

CW has been the most promising help for our baby Grace thus far we are all so thankful I honestly have no idea what we would be doing at this point for Grace if we didn't have CW and RoC.

Her skin is night and day! We have not seen any seizures, skin is looking so much better she more active, more verbal communication, and she seems to be catching up to her milestones, blood work is improving. Her lab's just came back and they are the best they have been since she's been effected by her vaccine! We are so excited about this recovery we are seeing!

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Our client base is growing and it’s growing fast! To help maintain great customer service we are now requesting that those who wish to visit at our office first schedule an appointment. Thanks for your understanding and patience!

The Realm of Caring Team
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From getting a tear filled hug of gratitude that their child was now seizure free, or the email that the brain tumor was gone, or looking into the eyes of a dad so thankful his autistic son was no longer injuring himself and others. From supporting a new product line, to trending #1 on Facebook, or signing the first Realm Cares™ grant check! Thrilling.

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We get a lot of calls from clients expressing their gratitude towards RoC (36,958 in 2015 to be exact); calls about how the research and information they have received has aided them, how the products have changed their quality of life, and how the programs RoC offers has provided an improvement in their lives. What most people don’t understand is the profound impact our clients have on us, the staff. Here are a few examples of how our staff’s lives have been impacted in 2015 by RoC clients…

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