Father successfully treats son's epilepsy with medical cannabis (marijuana)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
A California father's desperate quest to find a viable solution to his young son's rare form of epilepsy has led him to incredible success in medicinal marijuana. The Los Angeles Times (LAT) reports that Jason David's son Jayden now functions normally, eats solid food, and takes only four prescription medications for his condition rather than the 22 he had been taking prior to starting the cannabis protocol.
Young Jayden suffers from an extremely rare, and potentially fatal, epileptic condition known as Dravet syndrome that is categorized as a "catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy." For Jayden, symptoms of the condition have included things like intense "grand mal" seizure fits, continuous muscle twitching, inability to respond to or interact with others, difficulty chewing, and frequent screaming episodes.
According to Jayden's father Jason, Jayden had spent most of his life either sleeping or seizing, which put incredible strain on the family as it unsuccessfully tried using prescription drug after prescription drug to at least ease Jayden's symptoms. But Jayden's condition only got progressively worse in response to pharmaceuticals, which led Jason to actually consider committing suicide as he says he simply could no longer bear watching his son suffer in this horrific way.
After praying intensely about the situation and meeting with their local religious congregation for guidance; however, the Davids stumbled upon medical marijuana, and particularly cannabidiol (CBD), one of the many cannabinoid compounds naturally found in certain varieties of marijuana. Following a period of heavy research into the history and effectiveness of CBD, Jason decided it was worth giving the treatment a try with his son -- and upon doing so, the Davids observed an almost immediate improvement in Jayden's condition.
"Unlike the dominant THC, cannabidiol is not psychoactive, so the sweet-tasting infusion Jayden takes four times a day doesn't make him high," writes Lee Romney for LAT about this miracle healer. "CBD ... was virtually bred out of U.S. plants decades ago by growers whose customers preferred the mind-altering properties of high-THC varietals. Yet it is experiencing a resurgence, having shown promise as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, neuroprotectant and cancer-fighting agent."
Today, Jayden is a fairly healthy, well-functioning little boy that is able to eat solid foods, play and interact with his dad and friends, and dance around the house while singing his favorite tunes. And this was all made possible not by Western medicine, but by Jayden's parents' willingness to ignore the federal government's unjustified bias against medical marijuana, a natural substance that is proving to be far more effective at treating a variety of serious illnesses than anything the drug industry has to offer.
The time is NOW to end prohibition against medical cannabis
The powerful way in which medical marijuana has benefited young Jayden even in the relatively short amount of time that he has been taking it is just the tip of the iceberg as far as marijuana's full medicinal capacity is concerned. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of chronic health conditions that respond well to treatment with cannabinoids.
But because the federal government refuses to remove marijuana from its Schedule 1 Controlled Substances list, the plant's full medicinal potential may never be fully realized, and millions of people will continue to needlessly suffer and die from conditions that could be effectively cured -- yes, cured -- through its safe use.
Be sure to check out this amazing report that explains a little more about how the human body is basically designed for cannabinoids, as cannabinoid receptors throughout the body use these important substances to regulate immunity, normalize and balance the systems of the body, and facilitate proper cell communication:
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