Isaac Asimov authored one of my favorite quotes, "Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."
This amazing video demonstrates why we must urgently push for medical marijuana to be legal in every single state, bar none. There is no excuse to do otherwise, though big Pharma will likely use its arsenal to hire lobbyists and put money into the pockets of certain small-minded, power-hungry, fear-mongering politicians.
Today, we will find out if governor Chris Christie of New Jersey will decide to sign a bill legalizing the use of medical marijuana for children. The bill has been sitting on his desk for over two months while parents, like Brian Wilson, whose children suffer catastrophic epilepsies such as Dravet syndrome, sit in fear wondering whether their child will live to see the next day.
It's a crime that our children with epilepsy have to suffer thousands of seizures and succumb to debilitating cognitive deficits because of relentless seizures and the heinous side effects of toxic pharmaceuticals, which by the way don't work nearly half of the time, and all in the name of ignorance, priggishness, greed and fear.
Do what you can, people. Spread the word. Educate. Do what's right. And if anyone in Maine wants to breed marijuana plants tailored to the needs of children with medically refractory epilepsy—high in CBD and low in THC—we need you!
Hi Christy, Is CBD treatment available or legal for kids with seizure disorders in Maine? I live in VA and am trying to figure out options for my son who has infantile spasms. We have family in NH so Maine wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility as a place to try for treatment for us. Thanks for your blog :) LauraReplyDelete
dear laura, yes, CBD and/or medical marijuana is legal for kids with epilepsy in maine. glad i can help. let me know if you need anything else. you just need to find a provider who will help. google dr. dustin sulak in falmouth maine.Delete
Thanks -- that is really helpful! We are still gathering information about our options. I really appreciate the doctor recc and may be back in touch soon. In the mean time I look forward to more posts :)Delete