Mothers Lead International Fight for Medical Marijuana

Around the world, mothers are on the frontlines of demanding legal access to cannabis products for their children who suffer from epilepsy and other ailments. Often, these mothers have risked their freedom to provide medicine for their offspring. Sometimes they have actually shamed the authorities into changing the law — but still face the prospect of prison time.


At the Global Marijuana March held in Peru’s capital city of Lima this past weekend, a group of brave mothers had the place of pride.

The collective of mothers, who have formed an organization called Buscando Esperanza (Seeking Hope) for mothers who produce cannabis oil for their ailing children, made national headlines in Spanish newspapers last year when their grow-room and makeshift laboratory in a Lima apartment was busted. In the subsequent

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