The developer of a special strain of marijuana marketed to children hopes to convince Health Canada to allow the product in the country, as some Canadian families head south of the border to receive the drug that’s been shown to significantly reduce seizures.
Colorado cannabis producer Josh Stanley and his brothers developed Charlotte’s Web — a special strain of marijuana oil with very little THC and very high cannabidiol (CBD), the component believed to reduce seizures.
The marijuana extract is designed not to produce a high, but instead fight seizures through its high level of anti-inflammatory properties.
Josh Stanley, the developer of a special strain of marijuana marketed to children, hopes to convince Health Canada to allow the product in the country.
The strain is named in honour of Charlotte Figi, a U.S. girl who was losing a lifelong battle to epilepsy until she began using the marijuana oil.
“When we had met Charlotte, unfortunately, her family had signed a do-not-resuscitate order,” Stanley told CTV’s Canada AM on Tuesday.
Charlotte was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare and catastrophic form epilepsy that begins in infancy. Prior to testing the oil she was suffering from about 350 seizures a week.
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