The Herald Tribune.com reports on a granny who literally couldn’t keep her eyes open before discovering CBD oil for eye health.
A charming granny living in a delightful Sarasota home built in 1925, has a soap bubble machine set up in her pretty garden, because she loves making people happy.
Everyone walking, running or driving past her house gets a spurt of magic showered upon them to lighten up their day. People are touched by her great spirit: some leave cards, some dance, some leave money to buy more bubbles, even when they are broke. Others come every Sunday after church with their kids just to walk through the bubbles.
Granny Beecher is also patient number 81 on The Florida Compassionate Cannabis list for a neurological condition, Benign Essential Blepharospasm, a condition, which forces the eyelids shut. She has suffered from this condition for 28 years. She calls it “eye wrestling” as her eyelids fight to stay shut, while she fights to keep them open. It makes her extremely tired and anxious. Only five in every 100,000 people suffer from this condition, so it is quite rare. Sarasota has one of six support groups in Florida.
It only took three days
Grandma Beecher started on medical CBD oil cannabis recently, and after only three days of taking cannabis oil capsules her life was changed so dramatically that she and her husband shed tears of happiness.
“I am astounded,” she says. “It feels like a miracle.”
A selection of our products
What an eye opener
Mrs. Beecher used to have to walk with a red and white cane like a blind person, and she could most definitely not drive. She couldn’t be where there were bright lights, as that would leave her incapacitated for days. She looked at people’s feet when she spoke to them, looking up at their eyes used to “hurt an awful lot”, she says.
The only way she could function in the past, was to get 13 Botox injections every four weeks in her eyelids for 28 years. This relaxed the muscles, and she could open her eyes.
CBD Cannabis oil is legal
In 2014, cannabis oil use were made legal for cancer and seizure patients. Cannabis oil could be taken in capsules or any other way, but not smoked. The first medical cannabis dispensary in Florida opened in Tallahassee in July, and others are set to follow, providing patients with low THC strains. The focus is thus on CBD oil, which has no psychoactive effects.
Grandma Beecher received a prescription from a doctor in Clearwater who passed his cannabis class, as all doctors prescribing medical cannabis are required to. Her condition was accepted as one that qualifies for a prescription. A wider range of patients might have access if a constitutional amendment is passed in November.
Granny Beecher asks people to vote for cannabis amendment
Granny Beecher encourages people to vote, and says she is “not into politics at all”, but she doesn’t think most people realize what cannabis oil can do for patients. They just think, “Oh it is just people who want to get high.” She says she takes a 10 mg capsule daily. The first two days she felt woozy, but now she doesn’t feel a thing. She says she doesn’t want to get high, as she works part-time and has got a life to lead.
She is donating her brain to research after she passes away so that doctors can study her disorder. She voted for medical marijuana the first time round, and ask people to vote as well. She tells people what it has done for her, and if they say “I’ll vote for that,” she shakes their hand and thanks them.
Grandma Beecher says it feels like Christmas being able to see clearly. It is just amazing!
Cannabis for eye health
Grandma Beecher had great success with CBD oil for eye health. If more research can be done, and access can be extended, more people will experience the same joy.