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DENVER - With November as Epilepsy Awareness Month, the Colorado cannabis industry is stepping up to promote cannabis-derived medicine as treatment at the upcoming “CBD for All” fundraiser, November 22-23rd in Denver. The weekend-affair will raise money and create awareness not only for epilepsy research, but specifically to advance the use and acceptance of cannabis as a treatment for the disease.
The fundraiser will be the first ever all-ages cannabis-industry event for the legal-marijuana state, and comes at a time when the treatment of children with medicinal cannabis is increasingly in the national spotlight. Attendees aged 17 and under will be admitted free with chaperone; and those aged 21+ can also take advantage of an after hours, off site CBD edification lounge. Music at the main venue will be provided by DJ Terpenoid, with a silent auction and raffle of over $15,000 in donated items, and separate kid’s raffle.
Hosting the weekend is Cannapages, a family-owned cannabis media agency known for its quarterly print directory and deep industry roots. “This is important not only for our community, but for those suffering around the world,” said CEO Nathan Johnson. “CBD can change lives, and this is long overdue.” Also hosting is CBD educator and extract specialist Foxtracts, who has been at the forefront of pediatric cannabis dosing since its inception in 2013. Sponsors include the venue, Primal Wellness Infused Spa, as well as Grassroots California, Pyrology, and many others.
Proceeds go to the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), to fund efforts in CBD research as a treatment. CBD oil, a concentrated form of one of cannabis’ active “cannabinoids,” or medicinal properties, has been shown to specifically and effectively treat several ailments of epilepsy, especially seizures. Children and patients of all ages using the oil have seen a drastic turnaround, with improvement of physical functionality often returning to near-normalcy. Recognition of such healing powers have prompted several political initiatives to allow the remedy, not to mention an influx of patients to Colorado and other cannabis-legal states.
Along with free massages for “Epilepsy Healer” level ticket-holders, attendees will hear from those whose lives have been changed by CBD, including speaker Ashley Webber, leader at Parents4Pot Colorado and Associate board member of Colorado NORML. Sierra Lynn Riddle, who has been battling her son’s cancer with cannabis extracts for 2 years, will also speak.