If only Kelsey Osborne gave her 3-year-old daughter Madyson CBD cannabinoid oil for seizure, the tests for THC would have been negative and she would not have lost her children. But at the time, it was a medical emergency, and she was desperate. Valley News live interviewed her.
It is heartbreaking to think a mother is charged with misdemeanor and injury to her child in one state, but in the next, what she did would have been considered less shocking. Osbourne’s children were taken from her after a whole lot of blood tests were done to determine the cause of the seizure Madyson suffered, and THC was found in the 3-year-old’s blood.
Mom Kelsey said she was told to wait for hours until the next doctor would be able to see them, and she was left with a child suffering an ongoing seizure. It was 11 at night when she decided to give her little girl, who was begging her to save her, a tiny bit of cannabis in butter with a smoothie. Thirty minutes later the seizures stopped and Madyson was fine.
Cannabis did stop the seizure
When she had the seizure, Madyson’s eyes turned to the side of her head, and the child thought she was dying. Osborne says it was a tough decision, but she knew there was a good chance that the cannabis would stop the seizure. She also knew she could get into a lot of trouble, but her child’s life depended on the decision, so she went ahead and gave her cannabis.
She says she wishes medicinal marijuana could be legalized in Idaho. Nine states are about to vote on marijuana reform on the 8th of November, but unfortunately for Kelsey, Idaho is not one.
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The legal option
If Osbourne had used CBD cannabinoid oil for seizure produced from the strain of cannabis called “Charlotte’s Web”, the THC test would not have been positive. The Department of Health and Welfare would not have been informed, Child Protective Services would not have taken her children away from her, and she would not have been charged with misconduct against her three-year old daughter.
This is easy to say in retrospect, but if CBD oil was available and affordable, she would probably have done so. The only other option would have been a cannabis-based product, Epidiolex, which was specifically developed to treat epilepsy in children. But it is still in the final trial stage, and will only be launched in the US next year by GW Pharmaceuticals.
Cannabinoid oil for seizure
Cannabinoid oil for seizure contains high levels of cannabidiol or CBD, and very low levels of THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, which has to be heated to have a psychoactive effect. The amount of THC is so small, that it wouldn’t have shown up in a blood test.