About five years ago, when I worked for a nonprofit public policy organization, I first became aware of CBD oil.
- One of our associates, also known as a lobbyist, was having meetings with some of our state legislators about whether or not to legalize marijuana for medical use.
At that time, no cannabis was legal in our state, although admittedly, it had been used illegally and recreationally for decades. Anyway, I am pretty sure that both our associate and the legislators went into the meetings being against the legalization of recreational marijuana, and some were on the fence about legalizing medical marijuana. Well, the pro-legalization people brought several guests to the meeting with them, and two of those guests were a woman and her six year old daughter. They used to live in our state, but after the girl was born, they had to move to another state where medical cannabis is legal. Anyway, it turns out that the girl was born with a condition that causes her to have grand mal seizures on a regular basis. Despite the best efforts of her regular pediatrician, specialists in our own city and other cities, and hope and prayer, nothing could help this child. Her seizures were so frequent and severe that even feeding her a bottle was difficult, and her development was significantly delayed. Then, on a fluke, the mother discovered CBD oil. She placed the CBD oil under the girl’s tongue three times one day, and that night was the first night the girl slept without having seizures. The CBD oil has now reduced both the severity and frequency of the seizures, and the girl can now go to school, has learned to walk, and can dress herself.