As advocates push toward the legalization of cannabidiol, or CBD, there are some in the scientific community who are pushing back.
“I don’t think there are true scientific studies that are really rigorous scientific studies that would demonstrate a clear benefit or not in other disease states,” Professor Timothy Welty, Chair of the clinical sciences department at Drake University told the Indy Star in December 2017.
Jackson Leyden offers a different perspective. Beginning in 2011, just before he celebrated his eighth birthday, he suffered his first seizure. In the next two years, he would be hospitalized over 50 times.
Leyden went from a kid who practiced taekwondo with his friends to being the child taking dozens of medications while visiting 20+doctors across the country. Nothing worked.
Then something changed in 2014. Leyden received his first dose of Cannabis.
“Within a few days, he was having hardly any seizures,” his mother Linda told The Washington Post. “I was shocked.”
Leyden stopped taking other medications within the next few months. He was taking a strain containing high levels of CBD.
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Tiffany Jones works with her family through a chain of stores called Hoosier Vapor in Indiana.
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