Callie Blackwell is an advocate for a healthier and more holistic lifestyle as a means to prevent many diseases, including Cancer.
When Callie’s eldest son was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2010 and then with a rarer, more aggressive cancer, Langerhans Cell Sarcoma only 18 months later, she embarked on a long, steep learning curve.
Since then, an eight year journey through the complexities of paediatric chemotherapy, radiotherapy and bone marrow transplants to diet, nutrition, herbal and holistic medicine has brought her to realise that the body has the ability to heal itself if given the right nutrition and care.
Callie Blackwell is one of the leading cannabis activists and advocates in the UK. She is also a published author.
Her book ‘The boy in 7 Billion’, tells of how she gave her then 14 year old son illegal cannabis after being told that he had less than one week to live.
Five years on, Callies son Deryn, now a young adult, proudly declared himself ‘Illegally alive’ to members of the Parliamentary Panel led by Dr Frank D’Ambrosio in Parliament in June 2018. Callie had been invited to participate due to her knowledge and wisdom on the subject of Cannabis as medicine.
Since witnessing her son’s recovery, Callie has dedicated her life to helping others and has worked closely with Bud Buddies, a non-profit organisation founded by Jeff Ditchfield in 2002 with aims to help people access the cannabis they need to greatly improve or to prolong the lives of their sick or terminally ill loved ones or indeed themselves.
Callie is at the forefront of positive action for an end to Cannabis prohibition in the UK An advocate for those who are silenced by fear and cannot speak out, working tirelessly to challenge the current legal situation.
A seasoned public speaker, Callie has appeared at countless events across the country, always with an aim to educate and empower. Callie recently visited Geneva as a sole representative of the UK, where she attended the historical FAAAT WHO meeting. As a member of the Panel for a review on Cannabis, she was able to make recommendations for change in International Cannabis laws.
Callie has appeared on mainstream media television and radio on many occasions, as well as various national newspaper and magazine articles.
Callie believes that Cannabis should be decriminalised and regulated for medicinal use for everyone and for therapeutic and social use for adults.
Her fight to end prohibition continues.
“I will never turn away from someone who has asked for my help, I could well be the answer to their prayers.
Only a monster would refuse to help someone when they have the ability to do so – I’m not a monster”