In an attempt to stem the seizures in her son Joe, Kaye Dick just started treating her son with medically prescribed cannabis. Joe has suffered severe epilepsy since he was two. Joe is one of the first approved to access medically prescribed cannabis under the State Government’s controlled access scheme.
Wendy Latimer who also suffers from seizures has also been approved to receive the treatment. The 57-year-old suffers one large seizure a day, and about 100 smaller ones. Her family commented that Wendy’s been on almost every medication that is possible and that medical marijuana is probably the last resort to provide her with relief.
Both Joe and Wendy will be monitored by scientists to collect data into the effect of medicinal cannabis.
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