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Marijuana stops child's severe seizures
CNN ^ | 8-7-2013 | Saundra Young

Posted on 08/08/2013 1:09:22 PM PDT by Renfield

(CNN) -- By most standards Matt and Paige Figi were living the American dream. They met at Colorado State University, where they shared a love of the outdoors. After getting married, the couple bought a house and planned to travel the world.

They did travel, but their plans changed when their first child was born in 2004.

Max was 2 when they decided to have another child. The couple got the surprise of their lives when an ultrasound revealed not one but two babies. Charlotte and Chase were born October 18, 2006.

"They were born at 40 weeks. ... Charlotte weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces," Paige said. "They were healthy. Everything was normal."

Seizures and hospital stays begin

The twins were 3 months old when the Figis' lives changed forever.

Charlotte had just had a bath, and Matt was putting on her diaper.

"She was laying on her back on the floor," he said, "and her eyes just started flickering."

The seizure lasted about 30 minutes. Her parents rushed her to the hospital.....

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: marijuana; medicalmarijuana; medicene; medicine

1 posted on 08/08/2013 1:09:23 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

Only one noticeable side affect: a strong desire for Twinkies


2 posted on 08/08/2013 1:10:19 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Renfield
I'm not for pushing drug addiction to future generations of kids. I've had two people threaten me while on the job who were regular pot users and at a charity they go into prisons and most all the violent offenders are addicted to pot and love to mix the junk.

I have no problem for this stuff being used for people with cancers and legitimate major issues.

The $40 dollar notes to have everyone use this stuff is shameful and damaging IMO to the public at large and to our future.

The recreational use of this cr@p IMO is a curse on the people of this country.

3 posted on 08/08/2013 1:13:03 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

The drug pushers are everywhere on FR


4 posted on 08/08/2013 1:13:45 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Renfield

How do the kids roll their own?


5 posted on 08/08/2013 1:21:42 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: GeronL

Sure there are. This is quite the forum to advocate illegal drug dealing.


6 posted on 08/08/2013 1:23:46 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Renfield; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Dangerous side effects.


7 posted on 08/08/2013 1:30:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Libertarians are all for giving drugs to children, they will deny it most of the time. They don’t think the age of consent is constitutional. Cannot trust them.


8 posted on 08/08/2013 1:31:30 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
From the article:

Paige soon heard about the Stanley brothers, one of the state's largest marijuana growers and dispensary owners. These six brothers were crossbreeding a strain of marijuana also high in CBD and low in THC, but they didn't know what to do with it. No one wanted it; they couldn't sell it.

This is a touching story of a child with an incurable disease. The growers developed a strain that gives her a near normal life. It is possible to comment on the subject posted.

9 posted on 08/08/2013 1:41:03 PM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

Then isolate the thing that helps her and give her that. Giving her pot is not okay.


10 posted on 08/08/2013 1:43:32 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
These six brothers were crossbreeding a strain of marijuana also high in CBD and low in THC, but they didn't know what to do with it. No one wanted it; they couldn't sell it.

They did. It helps to read the article. The needed ingredient is isolated and applied to the little girl's food.

11 posted on 08/08/2013 1:46:17 PM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: GeronL

Because then it will cost billions to develop and the cost of the resulting product will not be affordable.


12 posted on 08/08/2013 1:46:27 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: DonaldC

Like I said, libertarians will use any excuse and seize any reason to get away with pushing drugs on children.


13 posted on 08/08/2013 1:47:41 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Renfield

Some here need to read the article before commenting.


14 posted on 08/08/2013 1:50:25 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DonaldC

15 posted on 08/08/2013 1:51:45 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Some here need to read the article before commenting.

They would be denying themselves the high they are addicted to if they did that.

16 posted on 08/08/2013 1:57:20 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

What I found ironic is the little girl had a Do Not Resuscitate order on file at the hospital (in other words don’t try to bring her back if she codes, no CPR, no defibrillator), just let her die. And yet the doctors were worried about the use of marijuana oil?

Something does not compute on that one.


17 posted on 08/08/2013 2:04:43 PM PDT by memyselfandi59
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To: GeronL

I disagree with you on this one. The extract is helping the little girl regain her life and future, for goodness sake.


18 posted on 08/08/2013 2:07:47 PM PDT by Shimmer1 ("What a poor, ignorant, malicious, short-sighted, crapulous mass." John Adams)
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To: GeronL

So, for the record, would you rather a child suffer this, than to use a low potency strain of pot that relieves her symptoms?:

“By then Charlotte had lost the ability to walk, talk and eat.

She was having 300 grand mal seizures a week.

Her heart had stopped a number of times.”


19 posted on 08/08/2013 2:26:16 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GeronL
The drug pushers are everywhere on FR???

Why do you even think so? FR is moderated!

20 posted on 08/08/2013 2:34:39 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: GeronL
The drug pushers are everywhere on FR

Yeah, we come here to sell weed.

This is a great place to sell our marijuana.

21 posted on 08/08/2013 2:48:16 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Renfield

Not possible. Congress “found” that marijuana has no medicinal value.


22 posted on 08/08/2013 2:54:18 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
In November 2000, Colorado voters approved Amendment 20 ... There are eight medical conditions for which patients can use cannabis -- cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, muscle spasms, seizures, severe pain, severe nausea and cachexia or dramatic weight loss and muscle atrophy.

This case is an example of what can happen when Fedzilla is out of the loop on the development of a needed medicine.

Good things.




Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!

23 posted on 08/08/2013 8:06:29 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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