How One Young Girl with epilepsy could Change Idaho's Strict Marijuana Laws

June 27, 2017

An excerpt from an original story published on KBSX Boise State Radio.

The kinds of seizures Alexis Carey has can cause brain damage. Many children with Dravet Syndrome don’t live to adulthood. And most have developmental delays. That’s what happened to Alexis. Other than having seizures, she seemed like a normal kid until she was nearly 2-years-old.

“She was now having like 60 seizures a month and she was just slipping away from us,” Clare recalls.

“She had been walking and talking and meeting all milestones and lost everything,” Michael Carey says.

Alexis has made some progress since, she can walk with some difficulty. And if her seizures could be reduced or eliminated she could make more progress. That’s why this new cannabis-based treatment is so tempting. Many parents who have tried it report huge reduction in their kids’ seizures.

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