Alexia Akbay

Alexia is a NYU pre-med student majoring in Chemistry and Social Entrepreneurship. Alexia is inspired by healthcare and the public interest. A graduate of our Spring 2015 intern program, she continues to be the creative mind behind most of our infographic content. She is also our resident gif master.

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Where Does the Public Stand on CBD in the Professional Sports Industry?

CBD is a banned substance for most major sports leagues, while THC is banned by all of said leagues. Despite the ban, many athletes choose to privately treat themselves with CBD, accepting the risk of fines...

American Eagle Debuts New Mood CBD Product Line at Retail Stores

The target audience for these CBD remedies includes young adults from ages 15 to 25. Despite the popularity of CBD edibles, the global brand president said that Mood will not feature any edible remedies...

New WEED 5: The CBD Craze Documentary by Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Debut on CNN September 29

Back in 2013, neurosurgeon and CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta shared with the world his documentary, “Weed,” which combined interviews that looked at the perspective of cannabis from medical leaders, growers and patients’...

7 Cancer Patients Who Have Helped To Pave The Way For Medical Cannabis

Here are seven cancer patients whose stories are changing the way we see cannabis: 1. Benton Mackenzie Benton Mackenzie of Iowa was diagnosed with angiosarcoma — a rare blood cancer — in 2011. Having used cannabis in...

Two Respectable Old Ladies Go On A Mission To Destroy Cancer With Cannabis

“For the Life of Me” is the story about Patricia Crone, a Princeton professor who attempts to delay whole brain radiation — using cannabis. Patricia’s sister, Diana Frank, documents their methodical approach to discovering, obtaining, and using...

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