I suffer from refractory epilepsy and I also live in Colorado. I've also tried 10 meds and had a lobectomy 20 years ago and now I have the VNS. I'm not sure I would try pot, even though Dr. Sanjay Gupta (a neurosurgeon on CNN)changed his mind about it.recent poll of voters here came out 53% for, with laws like Colorado 37% against 10% meh so there is hope I guess. SERIOUSLY good luck Chaz1 to you and your son! I am optimistic for you and for me and right now that is all I have optimism for. I just talk to my memory (wife LOL) and we realized that I have not had a grand-mal since I was able to get a high CBD supply, so the effects are definitely helping! so far my seizure are just petti-mal (clonic)
My thoughts exactly. They would have to come up with some very rigorous screening and testing protocols to ensure the supply is high in CBD and low in THC before I would even remotely considering trying it. And smoke it?? No way.How would I know it is actually the "Medical Pot", high in CBD and low in THC? Even tho there are plenty of "pot" shops all over the Denver area now. And I don't want to "smoke" it.
Aftershock,in CO and CA they are required to CLINICALLY test each batch before they can sell it
as to smoking they make edibles...drinks, cookies, sweets, and cannabis oil, or tinctures
In the days that followed the death of Pongi, Denver police confiscated the remaining cookies from the pot shop to test their levels of THC. The wrapper on the cookies bought by the students said each contained 65 mg of THC for 6 1/2 servings. Tests showed the cookies were within the required THC limits, police said.
"The thing to realize is the THC that is present in edibles is a drug like any drug, and there's a spectrum of ways in which people respond," said Michael Kosnett, a medical toxicologist on the clinical faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
He said a person's genetic makeup, health issues and other factors can make a difference, and first-time users might consume too much, unaware of how their bodies will react.
I haven't found a pure CBD oil yet, but there is apparently a new strain of cannabis with near 0% THC and a lot of CBD, called "Charlotte's Web". There is a bill before Congress now to legalize therapeutic marijuana that specifically names Charlotte's Web for epilepsy patients. Please see: http://www.medicaldaily.com/charlottes-web-bill-legalize-marijuana-epilepsy-treatment-can-it-replace-traditional-seizure-meds...My thought is if you want to be sure to get the epilepsy benefits from marijuana and not as interested in the high the way to go is to go with the pure CBD oil, which has no 'high' element at all and no THC at all but has been shown to help with epilepsy. I haven't tried that yet but that may be my next stop as well.
That Charlotte's Web is here in Colorado, as mentioned in my postI haven't found a pure CBD oil yet, but there is apparently a strain with near 0% THC and a lot of CBD called "Charlotte's Web". There is a bill before Congress now to legalize therapeutic marijuana that specifically names Charlotte's Web.
And here is more about Charlotte's Webb:In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works. Take the case of Charlotte Figi, who I met in Colorado. She started having seizures soon after birth. By age 3, she was having 300 a week, despite being on seven different medications. Medical marijuana has calmed her brain, limiting her seizures to 2 or 3 per month.
I have seen more patients like Charlotte first hand, spent time with them and come to the realization that it is irresponsible not to provide the best care we can as a medical community, care that could involve marijuana.
Since you seem to know so much (not said sarcastically)is there any that helps partials that doesn't cause a person to devour ever food in sight?Cint,
I am a smoker lol" if I can put fire on one end and get pot or tobacco smoke out the other, I'm ok. Like you, a lot of people are not. Really, smoking is the fastest way to get it in your system, but not the most efficient. That way is oral. soft tissue under the tongue or best is to swallow it.