About Ben Adams

Benjamin Adams has been a journalist since 2006. Benjamin was diagnosed with HIV in 2011. Since then, he's focused his work on cannabis and the fight against HIV. He's contributed stories and photos to Treating Yourself Magazine, SKUNK Magazine, Green Acres Magazine, The Salt Lake Tribune, and other periodicals. Benjamin has sometimes used the alias BenBot to obscure his identity. Benjamin studied Art and Argumentative Writing at the University of Utah. He's been involved with as much as he can do to spread awareness about the legalization of medical marijuana. In 2011, Benjamin relocated to Southern California to gain access to legal medical marijuana.

U.S.A Government: Cannabis Kills Cancer

By | August 25th, 2015|Categories: Cancer|

According to an update on the website for the National Cancer Institute(NCI), the US Government is now acknowledging that cannabis kills cancer cells. After decades of science-defying denial, the US government has accepted the research that supports medical cannabis for cancer. The Telegraph reported that the update will provide “further ammunition for pro-legalization campaigners.” The [...]

Police Will Face Charges After Consuming Medibles During Raid

By | August 24th, 2015|Categories: Dispensaries|

Police Will Face Charges After Consuming Medibles During Raid At least three Santa Ana Police officers allegedly did partake of medibles during a dispensary raid at Sky High Holistic. After failed attempts from the Santa Ana Police Department to hide a surveillance video, an Orange County Judge ruled that the video can and will be [...]

Montana’s Medical Marijuana Program Goes Backwards

By | August 19th, 2015|Categories: Montana|

Over a decade ago, Montana legalised medical marijuana with 62 percent of the vote. In 2009, the Justice Department announced it would no longer prosecute law-abiding medical marijuana patients. In addition, the new DEA leadership is going softer on cannabis. So why is Montana's medical marijuana program in danger? The mounting restrictions in Montana are [...]

HIV Positive Man Arrested for Cannabis Use by 60 Man SWAT Team

By | August 19th, 2015|Categories: HIV|

Gregg Levendoski depends on medical marijuana more than the average patient - Levendoski is co-infected with HIV and Hepatitis C. He's also a victim of multiple forms of cancer. Levendoski's battered immune system needs more than convential medicine can offer. Apache county police in Arizona decided they needed a 60-man task force equipped with tanks [...]

Epileptic Teen Denied Cannabis Oil at School

By | August 14th, 2015|Categories: Autism, Epilepsy|

Epileptic Teen Denied Cannabis Oil at School Genny Barbour, 16, suffers from both autism and epilepsy. She attends a half-day at school and can only stay until her cannabis oil wears off. She takes legal cannabis oil which is most effective against her seizures. Genny's school still refuses to allow her to take the oil which [...]

10 Year Old Girl Restores Brain Function with Hemp Oil

By | August 12th, 2015|Categories: Cannabis Oil|

10 Year Old Girl Restores Brain Function with Hemp Oil It was Ava Neville’s last hope. Ava suffers from tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder that causes tumor growth in the brain. Tuberous sclerosis will probably never specifically be mentioned in cannabis policies. Doctors declared Ava’s condition inoperable after two failed surgeries. Before taking cannabis, the 10-year-old had the functioning cognitive ability of a three-year-old. Now, she’s reading at the level of a six-year-old and getting better all the time. […]

Pharmaceutical Drugs or Cannabis: The Best Treatment for Chemotherapy Related Nausea

By | July 29th, 2015|Categories: Chemotherapy, Nausea|

The Best Treatment for Chemotherapy Related Nausea Is it just enough to survive, or is quality of life important? In 2013, doctors removed a cancerous section of Jeff Moroso's intestine and started him on chemotherapy. Moroso says the chemo was unbearable even after intense mental preparation. Moroso and others like him say cannabis is the [...]

The Fight for Medical Cannabis for Children with Autism

By | July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Autism, Featured|

Children with Autism Aside from behavioral strategies, the American Academy of Pediatrics admits there's little that can be done to treat child autism. However, a growing number of people claim medical marijuana helps treat autism. The latest push to add autism as a qualifying illness is taking place this summer in Michigan. Doctors nowadays are interested [...]

Study Will Open the Door to Treating PTSD With Medical Marijuana

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: PTSD|

Images of horror flash through the mind of Matt Stys like a slideshow. Bloodied bodies of the injured and corpses of dead soldiers, the inability to differentiate between bomb-wielding extremists and civilians. As an officer running an entry control point in Iraq, Stys has seen it all. Like Vietnam, the bravery of the armed forces [...]

Are cannabis users worthy of organ transplants?

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: Organ Transplants|

June 22nd  and the California Legislature approved AB 258, which is called the Cannabis Organ Transplant Act. The bill was introduced by Marc Levine(D-San Rafael). The legislation would allow medical marijuana patients in California access to organ transplants. Currently medical marijuana patients will be kicked off the waiting list if marijuana metabolites are detected in [...]