Could Pot Stop This Baby’s Seizures?

Kaitlyn Pogson has lived through more seizures than calendar months.

The 9-month-old’s epilepsy sends her tiny body into convulsions that last up to an hour. Right now they happen every three days, but as she grows the seizures will become more frequent — potentially topping 300 per week.

That’s one every 34 minutes.

Every time she has a seizure, Kaitlyn’s parents, Barry and Shannon, call 911 and take her to the emergency room, where doctors give her antiseizure drugs that don’t work. It’s a frighteningly repetitive routine.

Kaitlyn’s condition is so severe they have a special name for it: Dravet syndrome. Not only does it grow worse over time, it’s notoriously resistant to traditional medication.

But a growing number of doctors and families with Dravet say they’ve stumbled upon a miracle drug: marijuana.

“Kate is on morphine and three other drugs not normally given to children,” and they’re not working, Barry said. “Rules are already being broken. So why not this one?”

– Read the entire article at The Toronto Star.



  1. gutrod on

    Marijuana has no medicinal value. Just ask the American and Canadian governments who would rather feed people poison like pharmaceutical opiates than admit they might be wrong. I have smoked it for over 40 years and am still standing while many of my alcoholic friends and acquaintances have died slow and painful deaths.

  2. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    Yes. In Weed Country (tv potumentary) there was a professor mom with a son who suffered many epileptic seizures a day, and she got her son cannabis compounds, CBDs, to treat it because other medications were either more dangerous or ineffective.

    The dumbasses in D.C. who have pre-determined that cannabis is Schedule 1 and thus has no medical uses have only themselves to blame that FAR TOO LITTLE RESEARCH HAS BEEN DONE REGARDING THE BENEFICIAL MEDICAL USE OF CANNABIS. They are holding up progress in breakthroughs in medicine, profits for the pharmaceutical companies, and improvements in medical care.

    It’s perversely funny how many wannabe doctors who’ve done or read the beneficial research regarding cannabis have mis-served the public in Congress over the decades. Congress can’t do anything correct quickly UNLESS IT’S PUTTING MONEY IN THEIR OWN POCKETS. When Congress does do something quickly it usually turns out to have been the wrong thing to do, i.e. these laws they passed like the Patriot Act and shit that allows them to torture people–they say legally–and spy on the world.

    Power to the People! Better Just Do It Cause If You Wait For Congress You Had Better Not Be Holding Your Breath Cause They Don’t Care If You Die. They Put People In Prison And They Die There. Think Peter McWilliams, Just To Name One Victim Of The Feds. Yes, Peter McWilliams, I’m Going Back That Far. We Will Never Forget The Martyrs!

  3. LJB on

    I would just go ahead a break that rule it would be a no brainer if you are giving my kid morphine which could and probably will kill them as they have to keep taking it there whole life I am going to make some brownies or cookies and see what happens if that was my baby

  4. Paul Pot on

    To cause suffering to anyone by needlessly denying them medication in time of illness is no different to beating someone with a stick. And as it happens on a large scale and happens as the result of wide spread persecution of minority groups and the poor which makes it is a “Crime Against Humanity”.

    “In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care”. DEA Administrative Law Judge . Francis Young