How Medical Marijuana Can Benefit Families
What if your little girl was suffering from nearly 200 seizures daily, and modern prescriptions weren’t doing much of anything to curb the symptoms or reduce the seizures? Imagine being the little girl’s family who reviewed anecdotal claims that marijuana oil could help relieve her epilepsy. You’d likely already resolved to do whatever you could to bring her the slightest relief.
Her diagnosis is infantile spasms, and this is a real story, featured as a part of a Time documentary on medical marijuana and children.
The family illegally transported marijuana oil back to their state, where medical marijuana usage was outlawed, and began to give 2.5 milliliters to her orally. This daily regimen was started earlier in the year by her family, and her seizures, once up to 200 daily, are now down to 30.
This is the struggle of many families, and medical marijuana is gaining recognition steadily for its beneficial effects. The source is a derivative oil lower in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than typical marijuana to limit psychoactive effects, yet higher in cannabidiol (CBD), one of many compounds of the plant.