Another child with Dravet's syndrome in Colorado, who was having 300 grand mal seizures a week and had lost the ability to walk, talk, and eat, was similarly reported to have her seizures drastically reduced to just 3 times per month after treatment with the liquidized form of cannabis,
With 300 grand mal seizures a week it doesnt take long for there to be nothing left to your childs brain.
Any parent will be desperate to try anything that offers hope. After all what do they have to loose. Their child will soon be dead anyway.
Marijuana, is there anything it can’t do?
I’m not going to argue the efficacy of marijuana in treating seizures. If it helps, it helps. BUT, IF it helps that also disproves the claims of those who want it legalized for recreational use. How many times have we heard that it is ‘harmless’ and has no lasting effects? Well, if it affects the electrical activity of the brain to stop seizures, it AFFECTS THE BRAIN. Anything that can change brain activity is certainly not ‘harmless’. It can’t be both powerful and harmless.
In my experience people have been slowed and dumbed down by smoking weed. The Cheech and Chong depiction is funny because it is based on factual behavior.
And the argument that it is no worse than alcohol-which causes many problems in society-makes me crazy. How is adding MORE impaired people to society a GOOD thing? Does anyone want their airline pilot stoned? How about the driver of your child’s school bus?
Legalize as a medical treatment, by prescription- ok. But legalize for more people to get recreationally stoned-NO.
I’ll stick with Tegretol for seizures.