There are numerous reasons why the prohibition of cannabis is a colossal catastrophe: thousands killed fighting over black market profits, millions arrested, decimating our minority communities, and billions in agribusiness lost because our farmers can’t grow hemp. Sadly, these tragic circumstances seem to fall on deaf ears as far as the public and our policy makers are concerned. Lately though, cries from another, smaller subset of our population are really starting to resonate. They are those Tiny Icons, the Cannabis Kids.
Social media is chock-full of stories of sick children benefiting from both high-THC and non-psychoactive CBD-rich cannabis. The internet is being used as an information outlet, a support network and a fundraising tool as parents publicly plead for their children. They share happy moments of progress, birthdays, holidays with their children’s radiant smiles, surrounded by loving friends and family members.