Similarly, more and more doctors and researchers are legitimising the use of cannabis as a viable therapeutic option — Dr Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and professor of neurosurgery, probably being the most open of these. After hearing about Charlotte’s case, he very publicly made a 180 degree turn about his stance on medical marijuana stating:
Charlotte’s doctors told he parents that there was not much more that can be done for her… or was there?
After that first dose, Charlotte seized less and less frequently. Her parents, knowing that they were onto something, started looking for someone that could supply them with cannabis oil on a longer-term basis. Paige and Matt decided to contact the owners of a large medicinal marijuana dispensary to tell them their story in the hope that they will be able to help.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Charlotte. She suffered from Dravet Syndrome — a very rare form of epilepsy. And with that, her fairytale ends and her story begins… A story of a little girl’s journey of recovery using cannabis and the brothers that created Charlotte’s Web.
And it turns out that it is. The growing number stories of children that have been helped by Charlotte’s web and similar CBD oils attest to the success of CBD as an effective form treatment for a variety of illnesses. Charlotte herself is living a healthy and normal life, with her seizures being reduced to twice or three times a month and being able to eat, walk and talk again.
“It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes Marijuana is the only thing that works… It is irresponsible not to provide the best care we can as a medical community, care that could involve Marijuana. We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that.”
Only 3 months after Charlotte Figi was born, she h ad her first seizure. One that lasted a full 30 minutes. As Charlotte got older, her seizures increased in frequency and severity, up to the point where she was having multiple seizures a day, each lasting up to four hours. At age two, Charlotte started showing signs of severe cognitive decline and Autistic type behaviour. She would often have aggressive outburst, injure herself and be reluctant to make eye contact with people around her. By age three, Charlotte was wheelchair bound, stopped talking and couldn’t eat.
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