|Jeffrey Raber, PhD, founder of The Werc Shop in Pasadena|
Leading Medical Marijuana Lab Raided in Pasadena
And this, particularly the comments of Dr. Raber toward the end of the article:
Parents in World of Children's Cannabis Fear, Desire Regulations
Here's the letter I wrote in support of Dr. Raber. If you live in California and would like to help us vouch for Dr. Raber, please email me and let me know.
April 9, 2015
To: City of Pasadena
My name is Elizabeth Aquino, and I am the mother of a twenty year old young woman who has severe and uncontrolled epilepsy as well as developmental disabilities. After a lifetime of seizures and over twenty medications that failed to help her, Sophie now experiences 90% fewer seizures and innumerable favorable side effects with Charlotte’s Web cannabis oil. As you can imagine, our journey toward this success has been extremely difficult, and we rely completely now on the integrity of the cannabis product to ensure that our daughter continues to do well.
I understand that this week, The Werc Shop was raided and that the owners, including Dr. Jeffrey Raber, were arrested. I am dismayed not only because we, as well as hundreds of other families with children like ours, depend upon Raber’s excellent business to test and insure that the product we are using has the highest standards, but also because I have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Raber at a benefit dinner and found him to be a man of integrity, humility and great character.
I’m not sure if those in authority have any idea of what sort of service The Werc Shop provides and or how high its standards and integrity are. The cannabis medicine that we are giving our daughter MUST be pure and its potency and profile described. Dr. Raber’s work at The Werc Shop is essential for my daughter’s medicine, for our community and for anyone desiring this life-saving medicine.
I am a long-time healthcare advocate and have worked on the boards of several national non-profit foundations, including the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. I have been an expert parent and family advocate for children’s healthcare organizations, including the National Institute for Children’s Healthcare Quality. I am concerned and outraged that Dr. Raber has been arrested and believe him to be falsely implicated. I hope that these charges will be dismissed immediately and that The Werc Shop can return to doing what it does so professionally and so well: ensure that the medicine we get for our children is pure.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
**An earlier post of my letter included someone else as owner of the shop. I have corrected my letter to include Dr. Raber only. The cited article has his colleagues names.