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Marijuana Helped Stop Child's Seizures

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Published on Aug 9, 2013

Charlotte Figi suffered relentlessly day and night for 5 years with Dravet syndrome. At age 6, she now has a new life with no side effects after using a specific strain of marijuana.

What if something could end your child's pain, but doctors didn't tell you about it and the law wouldn't give you access to it?

Charlotte had her first seizure at 3 months and suffered relentlessly for 5 years. She has Dravet Syndrome, a rare epileptic disorder with frequent, severe seizures lasting hours each time. Not being able to walk, talk, drink, or eat, she had 1,200 grand mal seizures per month.

Then Charlotte's parents, found two doctors to sign off on medical marijuana.

After just the first dose of oil drops, she had no seizures for an entire 7 days with no side effects. Now off all prescriptions, she has only 2-3 milder seizures per month.

Now age 6, Charlotte eats, talks, and actively enjoys life thanks to the marijuana strain named after her called "Charlotte's Web."

Of 40 pediatric patients on Charlotte's Web, 39 of them improved dramatically enough to be off or weaning off all prescriptions.

But federal drug laws prevent anyone outside of Colorado from getting it. With the upcoming 2014 election year, this new evidence may drive more petitions to legalize the sale of Charlotte's Web marijuana outside of Colorado.

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