As a parent watching your child suffer with uncontrollable bouts of epileptic seizures, is there anything you wouldn’t do to make it stop? Would asinine state laws based on primitive mentalities prevent you from giving your child an effective treatment?
“My goal for him is to hear his voice…to hear him talk. We just want him to be happy,” says one parent in this heart-wrenching video.
A particular strain of cannabis oil is showing remarkable benefits for children with severe epilepsy. This plant extract, manufactured under laboratory conditions, is high in CBD (cannabidiol)—a non-psychoactive ingredient—and low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). It does not get kids high.
Despite the proven medicinal benefits of marijuana and its derivatives, 14 states and the federal government are stuck in the Reefer Madness era. In those 14 states, parents can be jailed for administering cannabis oil and have their child taken away.
– Read the entire article at AlterNet.