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Do We or Don't We?
8/4/2014 12:00:01 AM by: pam

I’ve been reading a lot on the debate about cannabis oil for people with seizures. For those of you who aren’t familiar with that, it’s oil which is extracted from the marijuana plant. The oil does not make you high, and it’s been attributed with much success, medically speaking. I just read this article last night: http://parade.condenast.com/322081/walterscott/medical-marijuana-debate-what-is-charlottes-web/

Medical marijuana is legal in New Jersey. There’s a center about an hour and a half from our house. It’s expensive and not covered by our insurance. Our neurologist said she’s leery because how the oil is extracted is not regulated, so we have no idea of the process. There may be chemicals involved. I need to learn more.

I’m interested in your opinion.  Please let me know what you think in the comments.  Thanks!


Comments

Julie From Gettysburg At 8/4/2014 2:23:43 PM

I have changed my mind on this subject. I originally thought medical marijuana was for smoking. Since learning that it is just an oil in pill form that doesn't make you high, I am open to its use. But, I'm like your doctor. I'd want to know what chemicals might be in/on the plant.

Laura Kirk From At 8/4/2014 1:56:18 PM

Pam, I would like to research more, but would love to have the opportunity to try it for Leslie. If it were legal in Georgia, I would be all over it! Leslie's seizure med. (the only one she can take) has terrible side effects. I would love to give it a try! Please keep us updated. Blessings!

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