Thursday, February 20, 2014
UPDATE 2: A Medical Marijuana Update: The Behemoth Moves, God Said, "Let There Be Light" and Other Wonders
Wow Wow and More Wow:
Of special interest, at least to me, is the addendum at the bottom of the article by Orrin Devinsky. He's done a bit of an about-face or, at the very least, recognized (by the groundswell of retorts, I'm sure) that the previous Op-Ed offended a lot of people and didn't properly address our community's concerns. That the Epilepsy Foundation of America came down on the side of the families and that Devinsky spoke of proof and compassion fills me with hope and wonder. I feel a bit as if the several hundred of us using Charlotte's Web and other high-CBD strains are at ground zero for what might very well be a revolution in epilepsy treatment.
On the other hand, don't think I'm some sort of naive lady, exulting in the capitulation of the Powers That Be. There's so much politics involved here, Big Pharma, the FDA, the DEA -- hell, the kinds of spats that happen on the cannibis groups on Facebook make my skin crawl. Who the hell knows how it will all shake out? We'll keep documenting the anecdotal evidence of Sophie's dramatic decrease in seizures for the first time in nineteen years (even as powerful AEDs are withdrawn!) and crossing our fingers and toes that the supply of Charlotte's Web is readily available to us.
In the meantime, I'm going to start learning how to grow and make it myself because I don't trust anyone.
And you can hold me to that.