At the age of six, Silas Hurd’s family was told by doctors that he would not live to the age of 10. Hurd had been diagnosed with epilepsy, and was suffering persistent seizures from the illness.
After trying and failing several times to help his son, Silas’ father, Forrest Hurd, now a cannabis activist and founder of the Caladrius Network nonprofit, dug into the research on cannabis and clinical cannabinoid science. And he found a specific cannabis treatment plan that worked for his son.
“(My son) went from not being able to speak to being able to run and play,” said Forrest Hurd.
Silas Hurd’s story has drawn much media attention in recent years, but on Saturday it was shared to begin a new conversation about medical marijuana to an audience of about 50 people at the Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.