Cannabis for kids is a controversial topic. Michelle Malkin, host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on CRTV.com. tells her tale of how she changed her mind about marijuana.
Her daughter Veronica became very ill in 2015. She couldn’t breathe, and suffered severe pain and fatigue. After seeing countless specialists, they got to a neurologist well-known for treating refractory patients at one of Denver’s hospitals.
The National Review published Michelle’s life-changing story recently. She describes the effect of the medicine prescribed to Veronica as having awful side effects. For instance, she had to take the potent anti-epileptic medicine, Trileptal to help with severe motor tics, which caused Veronica to gasp for air constantly for months on end.
Unfortunately, it caused lack of appetite, temporary dystonia, and greater fatigue. It didn’t help for the tics, and the severe jerking caused the dislocation of Veronica’s shoulder many times a day leaving her in severe pain and anxiety.
Mainstream neurologist recommended cannabis
The mainstream neurologist suggested CBD, much to Michelle’s surprise. The doctor could not prescribe it directly because she was affiliated to a hospital. But she explained she had young patients that were being treated with CBD, and that she had seen very positive outcomes.
After researching the subject, and talking to other parents and medical professionals, a leap of faith was imminent. Two doctors signed off an application for a medical marijuana card. Veronica became one of 360 children under eighteen on Colorado’s medical marijuana program.
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Cannabis for kids brings unbelievable relief
Veronica found more relief from CBD than any of the prescription medications she took before, and without any terrifying side effects. It treated the whole basket of complicated physiological and neurological symptoms and conditions.
Michelle says she is so grateful for the doctor’s CBD recommendation. She is happy that other families are also experiencing success. It shows the need for an increased choice of therapies to figure out what is best.
CBD not schedule 1
Michelle says it is ridiculous that CBD oil is classified by the feds as a schedule 1 drug. The same goes for THC. Doctors should have an option to prescribe it if they see fit and think patients can benefit from it. She says her view might come as a surprise seeing that she is a lifelong social conservative.
360° mind shift
Michelle used to march in the crusade for the ‘war on drugs’. She opposed the legalization of medical marijuana in the 90’s. She even opposed the idea of lifting restrictions on research. Now she realizes the true effects of ‘the war on drugs’. She says it was a trillion-dollar practice restricting the freedom and responsibility of the people, which did a lot more harm than good.
It marginalized medical research, overcrowded jails with non-violent offenders, and expanded a police state enriched by fines and penalties.
Hands off President Trump
Michelle says its time politicians took a hands-off approach to medical cannabis. If scientists want to study it or doctors want to prescribe it, they should go ahead and do so. Prohibiting medicine that can save kids from suffering is just wrong.
Sadly, a lot of people reading her story completely misunderstood CBD and added judgmental comments. But even if CBD did make little Veronica high, which it didn’t, wouldn’t it still be worth giving her quality of life?