A young girl can now lead a normal life thanks to cannabis oil extracted from marijuana plants containing little amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and relatively high concentrations of CBD (cannabidiol).
6-year-old Charlotte Figi suffers from Dravet syndrome. This condition is a rare and severe form of epilepsy, specialists explain.
According to Medical Daily, the little girl used to experience up to 300 seizures per week and none of them was what one would describe as “mild.”
Father Matt and mother Paige say that, when their daughter was first diagnosed with this condition, they asked for help from doctors and expected that the latter would figure out some way of making it possible for Charlotte to lead a somewhat normal life.
However, they soon found that the doctors were unable to aid them and decided to try out treatment options that did not qualify as “mainstream.”
By the looks of it, cannabis oil proved the most efficient. The same source informs us that, shortly after Charlotte had started taking cannabis oil twice a day, she experienced significantly less seizures.
More precisely, she did not have any seizures during the first week of treatment. Presently, she only has one every once in a while.
Besides, her parents claim that her cognitive skills have improved considerably, and that the girl is feeling better every day.
“I literally see Charlotte's brain making connections that haven't been made in years,” Charlotte's father reportedly told the press.
“My thought now is, why were we the ones that had to go out and find this cure? This natural cure? How come a doctor didn't know about this? How come they didn't make me aware of this?” he went on to say.
The 6-year-old is believed to be the youngest patient to have ever been prescribed medicinal marijuana. Luckily for her, the drug did the trick and helped put a leash on her condition.