There is more proof that some forms of medical marijuana can safely treat certain disorders.
The Food and Drug Administration has published results of an ongoing study that found cannabis oil can dramatically decrease the number of seizures in some epileptic children.
A Fort Worth family, who is part of the trial, says it changed their lives.
Seizures have robbed Viridiana of the ability to talk. She suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, that at one point caused up to 15 seizures a day.
“There was one that lasted like 25 minutes.They had to take her into the hospital by ambulance,” Roberto Ortega said.
Dravet Syndrome is often fatal, and the Ortegas have tried every medication to stop the seizures, with no luck.
They’ve been praying for a miracle, and now there’s a possible answer to their prayers.
Dr. M. Scott Perry at Cook Children’s Medical