Medical Marijuana Reduces Child’s Epilepsy Seizures
Scotch Plains 2-year-old toddler, Vivian Wilson, suffers from sever epilepsy with horrible seizures.
Her parents were put in a tough situation when they couldn’t find a psychiatrist who would sign off on the consent form, which was the only thing preventing Vivian from being eligible to receive medical marijuana in New Jersey.
“I’m talking about one little girl in Colorado going from having hundreds of seizures a week to now being off all her pharmaceutical medications and having about three seizures a week.” – Meghan Wilson
“She’s very pattern sensitive,” her mother Meghan Wilson explained to NBC 4 New York. “Looking at this couch, she’ll start staring at it and finding a pattern. She’ll beam transfixed and her head will start bobbing around.”
Although many medical professionals like Vivian’s will refuse to recommend cannabis for juveniles because the children are “too young and are still developing,” Meghan and her husband say that there have been multiple cases where it was shown to be beneficial to kids with the same condition as Vivian’s.
“I’m talking about one little girl in Colorado (see video below) going from having hundreds of seizures a week to now being off all her pharmaceutical medications and having about three seizures a week,” said Meghan.
UPDATE: The full story was recently covered by CNN and made headline news today, August 7th, onCNN.com.