Marijuana has always been a problem, not so much because of the people but because of the way government has classified it. In a nutshell, it’s classified in the same class as heroin. Naturally, marijuana is no heroin and parents of epileptic children have decided to end this nonsense once and for all. They have gotten together to write a heartbreaking letter intended for Attorney General where they are logically defending their children’s right for medical marijuana and are asking for a meeting with the Attorney General as soon as possible.
If you have been following medical marijuana news in the last year or so, you probably noticed that a lot of articles have focused on medical marijuana as an almost miraculous cure for epilepsy. A lot of children have decreased the number of epileptic seizures by using cannabis oil. In some cases, children that had over four hundred seizures a month have reduced them to only a few per month, something no medication has ever done. Despite that, marijuana still remains a Schedule I drug with absolutely zero medical benefits. This makes it hard to obtain it, especially legally and that’s not all. If a child suffers from epilepsy and gets admitted to a hospital where doctors find out that it has been using medical marijuana for treatment – the child will get kicked out of the hospital. Doctors are simply refusing to treat children with marijuana in their system and then it basically comes back to the Department of Justice, which is responsible for discontinuing this life saving treatment.
Vote of Confidence
Most parents that are dealing with these problems are thinking of leaving their homes and moving to Colorado in order to seek treatment for their children. Almost four million Americans suffer from epilepsy and 25% of them suffer from uncontrollable seizures and they cant be help by traditional medication. This is just one of the letters that have been sent to Attorney General and its heartbreaking:
Dear Mr. Attorney General:
I’m sick of feeling sad, depressed, and anxious. It’s been rough to have to take medication that helps keep me alive and seizure-free, but they prescribe me more medication to keep me “normal.” It’s a terrible system when the medications that the government allows doctors to give me have such soul-sucking side effects.
It has been emotionally draining for the last 12 years to have to have a condition that can be so easily treated with non-psychoactive CBD oil, and yet where is the government to deliver research and or actual assistance? Meanwhile parents and children suffer needlessly while the pharmaceutical companies line their wallets with the thousands of dollars my family and countless others have spent trying to keep their loved ones healthy. Words cannot express my gratitude to my friends and family for their support and assistance, but also my mother Jennifer Oram for always helping me get though the roller coaster of living with epilepsy and keeping a positive attitude throughout it all. Hopefully this letter makes an impact, because unless we act and educate, nothing will improve.
I’m attaching a picture of me from the hospital – I had a seizure and fell, and had a concussion. All while taking my prescription medications.
My heart goes out to all the people and families who have or been affected by epilepsy. Please reschedule marijuana to Schedule 3 or lower so that all the patients can benefit.
William Davis Virginia