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WHOO HOO!! RoC is 5, let's party! Learn more about why we do what we do, our current projects, and plans for the next 5 years. We currently serve more than 50,000 clients worldwide and there is no way we would exist without you. Stop by and celebrate with us, first 50 guests get a goodie bag! #KindofaBigDeal #BirthdayParty #Celebrate #HighImpactNonprofit

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Collaborative research study shows consumers should evaluate their products closely to ensure they receive the highest quality CBD hemp products; all CBD hemp-based products are clearly not the same.

COLORADO SPRINGS – November 07, 2017A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine shows high CBD products’ contents often vary wildly from the manufacturers’ claims.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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