It’s been at a snail’s pace, but word of Cannabidiol, or CBD, is spreading. CBD is a compound in cannabis that offers its medical effects, without the psychoactive “high” typically associated with smoking marijuana. This means, that children suffering from epilepsy, neurological disorders and a host of other ailments, can actually feel better, without getting hooked on dangerous pharmaceuticals.
Where pharmaceuticals have a wide range of negative side-effects, CBD has few, if any side-effects. That’s why many parents are now demanding that this herbal medicine is legalized immediately for their sick children. As a parent, I can’t imagine what it feels like to see your child suffering from epileptic seizures, cancer or anything else. I would want to know my child is being treated with something that works, comforts and heals!
The children who live in legal states are incredibly lucky, if their parents are willing to think outside the box and consider CBD. Children inside illegal states aren’t so lucky; this is simply another reason why illegal states need to rethink their stance on medicinal marijuana – for the sake of these children who are suffering.
One father, Jason David, was forced to watch his son deal with relentless twitching and seizing, sometimes hundreds of times a day. David’s son, Jayden David, suffers from a rare form of epilepsy. For poor Jayden, the only way to treat the condition was with dozens of powerful medications, like Topamax – a drug used to assist in weight loss, as well as treat epilepsy.
Jason David couldn’t bear to watch his son suffer. Despite taking all of his pharmaceuticals Jayden simply wasn’t improving. “If he wasn’t sleeping, he was seizing,” David told the LA Times, in reference to his son’s pre-CBD condition. At the time, Jayden was taking around 22 prescription pills a day! That’s a lot for a little kid, but those drugs weren’t working to stop the near-constant seizing.
Jayden was saved by CBD. His father had heard a story about a teenager, who was expelled from school after getting caught using marijuana to help control his seizures. David turned to the dispensary, Harborside Health Center, to find out more about cannabis treatment. It was there he learned he could treat his son’s epilepsy, without the psychoactive effects of THC.
CBD drastically decreased the amount of seizures Jayden was having, as well as reduced the intensity of those seizures. Not only that, but instead of taking a whopping 22 pills a day, Jayden is simply taking 4 pills and swallowing droppers full of the CBD solution.
From the LA Times article:
“Unlike the dominant THC, cannabidiol is not psychoactive, so the sweet-tasting infusion Jayden takes four times a day doesn’t make him high.”
CBD doesn’t just treat epilepsy. It’s worthy of all sorts of medicinal uses, making it a true miracle drug – only it’s far less druggy than its pharmaceutical competition. In my opinion – with their host of side-effects and addictive properties, pharms are more a drug than CBD could ever be. It’s my hope that through awareness, legislation can pass in non-legal states to make CBD more available to children who are suffering. If CBD doesn’t get a child high and simply helps ease their suffering and in many cases heals them, why isn’t it available to kids in every state? As a parent, I am outraged that children are being denied this lifesaving medication!
Here are some other uses for CBD:
By: Hempy Mama