26 Feb Essex parents find hope in CBD Oil
Essex born Indie-Rose suffers from Dravet syndrome. This means that any one of her daily seizures places her at risk of death. During her lifetime, doctors have prescribed her eight different powerful, antiepileptic drugs but so far none have been successful in reducing the number of seizures she suffered.
As a last resort, her parents decided to try CBD Oil (such as Green Roads CBD oil) after reading about it online and have seen major improvements in Indie’s health.
CBD is just one of the 1000 cannabinoids made from the cannabis plant. Unlike THC it has no psychoactive effects on humans and as a result, is a perfect choice for children. Over the last few years, there has been a growing body of research supporting its medical applications for both mental and physical treatments. In recent months, CBD garnered mainstream attention and is available on high street and NHS in the form of tinctures, tablets and CBD Vape Juices.
Even a sudden change in temperature can trigger a seizure, which makes everyday occurrences such as getting at the bath dangerous. However, in the five months since taking CBD, the family have noticed a huge difference which has had a benefit in her life. She’s now able to go nursery and her walking and speaking have come on in leaps and bounds.
After a successful fundraising campaign in their local community, Indie’s family are hoping to take her to Holland to see if she would benefit from a higher-strength medical cannabis oil that too high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to be available in the UK
Currently, CBD Oil with THC content higher than 0.2% is illegal in the UK under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Which means medicines available to other children are unable to help children in the UK.
Whilst Indie’s family do not want to break the law the best case scenario is that the seizures stop. The dad notes that he owes it to Indie to “she needs that extra THC to see if that’s a possibility, or to reduce them as far as we can.”