Weed Helps Epilepsy, Duh

 

Doctors who treat Dravet syndrome can’t stop their patients’ seizures—but a chemical in weed may help. Dravet syndrome is a rare, genetic form of epilepsy that affects less than one in 16,000 children. It’s diagnosed when infants who are perfectly healthy start having seizures around their first birthday. From there, doctors can prescribe medications that…

via A chemical in weed can treat a devastating form of epilepsy — Quartz

I don’t know about you but I hate taking my 3654975 pills to treat my “disability” aka epilepsy. I am just 24 years old and some day am throwing up my life or feel like a zombie from everything. Sometimes I think the side effects are worse than the pills. At the same time seizures are the worst, so what can I do when there is a gridlock state like Florida where medical marijuana is technically legal but the government has everything on hold? Just wait, it makes things frustrating and difficult. Research like this not only gives us patients hope but hopefully pushes our representatives to get moving and push the laws!

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3 thoughts on “Weed Helps Epilepsy, Duh

  1. let’s hope Florida follows Colorado (and the west coast) — I’ve been seeing/reading stories for years now how certain childhood maladies are kept controlled by cannabis. People MOVE to Colorado to be able to obtain cannabis-treatment for their children ~

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