Treating Epilepsy: One Family’s Journey with Medical Cannabis

With cannabis now firmly in the spotlight, it’s acceptance as use as a medicine is becoming far more common, and it’s not at all surprising.  Medical marijuana has shown time and time again to have amazing effects for patients battling all types of health conditions, from back pain to epilepsy and everything in between.  The negative stigma surrounding this ancient medicine is finally starting to reverse and cannabis is being recognized for it’s wonderful medicinal properties.  There are countless stories of people, who thought they were beyond hope of living a comfortable life, finding themselves back on their feet after discovering the health benefits of medical cannabis.

Logan Cruickshank 

One such story introduced us to the Cruickshank family of St. Thomas, Ontario.  Therese and Tage Cruickshank are the parents of a lovely boy named Logan, who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when he was less than a year old.  His parents noticed that as a baby, Logan would continually clench his right hand, prompting them to have tests done through their pediatrician.  When the test results came back, they weren’t good.  The family was devastated to discover Logan’s condition, and were in disbelief when told that he would require

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Medical Cannabis: Why Self-Medicating Is Usually a Bad Idea

For a near-incalculable number of people across the United States, cannabis is less an enjoyable recreational product, more an essential lifeline. We’re slowly but surely heading into an era where the incredible medical properties of cannabis cannot be denied or ignored. Opposition remains as nonsensical and misguided as ever, but the overwhelming majority of everyday people, doctors and government officials alike know that medical cannabis is changing lives.

Nevertheless, most are also united in their agreement that self-medication is generally not the way to go.

Brayden Hollawa, an eight-year-old from Calgary, is one of many children whose parents believe their lives were saved by medical cannabis. He’s been using it for more than a year now and his parents are adamant that he owes his life to this form of treatment.

“We tried all kind of procedures, all kinds of implants, all kinds of pharmaceuticals with varying degrees of success… but not very much success,” said Brayden’s dad Darren Hollawa.

Having suffered severe seizures since birth, Brayden eventually found himself taking 26 tablets every day, as a means by which to reduce both the severity and frequency of his fits. As of now, he is on a course of

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