Medical cannabis helps local teen with epilepsy

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) – A local teen who suffers from epilepsy is the first in Texas to be treated with medical cannabis for his condition.

Victor Becerra

Thirteen-year-old Victor Becerra has been suffering from a severe form of epilepsy called “Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome” since he was only six-years-old.

He has taken several types of medications but would not see any long-lasting changes.

His mother Maria Veloz said she couldn’t stand to see her son go through these conditions any longer, so she started doing research and found a treatment that can help.

Epidiolex is a prescription drug that contains cannabis oil, which is used to treat seizures.

When she found out that Doctor Victor Trevino was a licensed physician that could prescribe Epidiolex, she moved her family to Laredo from Dallas and later started treatment.

Veloz says she’s aware of the misconceptions out there but says this has been

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