N.J.'s Youngest MMJ Patient Gets Her Turn
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N.J.'s Youngest MMJ Patient Gets Her Turn
Posted by CN Staff on October 28, 2013 at 16:57:10 PT
By Susan K. Livio, The Star-Ledger
Source: Star-Ledger
Egg Harbor Township --  Today New Jersey's youngest medical marijuana patient, 2-1/2-year-old Vivian Wilson, left the Compassionate Care Foundation medical marijuana dispensary in a stroller with a stuffed dog. Her parents, Brian and Meghan Wilson of Scotch Plains, left with a little more hope than they had the day before.The moment was historic for the dispensary, which opened this morning -- nearly four years after the state passed the law creating the program. But it was just as important for the Wilson family and other families with critically ill children across the state. It was the first time a family was able to buy the drug that in other states has helped curb the seizures that have stunted the toddler's development, and could take her life. Vivian has a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome, which conventional medicine and a strict diet have not cured.
The Wilsons fought a very public battle that compelled the legislature and Gov. Chris Christie to remove some, but not all, of the barriers that have blocked children from trying medicinal pot. After Brian Wilson confronted Christie over the summer at a diner and politely pleaded with him to not let his daughter die, the governor signed a bill that will allow edible marijuana products to be sold to children and broadened the number of strains that may be grown."It's great to see them open, but it's not going to help us much right now," Brian Wilson said as he strapped his youngest child in her car seat. "It's another tiny step forward." By removing the state's limit on strains that can be sold, the dispensary can offer a wide variety -- including those that may help children with epilepsy. But while the law allows edible, marijuana-infused products for children, neither of the state's two dispensaries are offering them yet. Now the Wilsons need to figure out how to cook down the ounce of cannabis they received into a butter or an oil to add to her food, Brian Wilson said. They also need to buy the equipment that would condense the smoke that could be inhaled through a vaporizer. Then they'll need the state Health Department, if it is willing, to test the potency of the drug to make sure it contains enough of CBD, or cannabidiol -- the active ingredient that has helped reduce the number and severity of seizures in Dravet sufferers in Colorado and California. The Egg Harbor dispensary doesn't sell that strain, but they produced something with a higher CBD strain than most other plants. SnippedComplete Article: Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)Author: Susan K. Livio, The Star-Ledger  Published: October 28, 2013Copyright: 2013 Newark Morning Ledger Co.Contact: eletters starledger.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #2 posted by museman on October 29, 2013 at 15:46:31 PT
"conventional medicine"
As one of my favorite mythical heroes put it; "Barbarians!"Gone from the 'common features' is the Hippocratic Oath that used to offer some guarantee that 'medical services' had something more to do with healing and treatments leading to healing, than how much money it will take to get the doctors off their drug dealing asses and do some work.Gone is the entire idea of healing (which was already sketchy- see "physicians heal thyself!") but now one has to 'practice medicine without a license' to actually get in the same neighborhood as healing.The 'professional' ilk that dominates our society is made up of selfish, greedy people. If one does not 'get with the program' after they join the pro clubs, they are destroyed by their 'peers' and made to look bad in their tabloid media.This has always been up to the people, and to the individuals -not the state. The State is 1984 corrupt. Big Brother is not a concept, it is a sick reality.Fuck the State, and the horse they rode in on; mammon.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on October 28, 2013 at 18:28:01 PT
You can learn about Dravet syndrome
here, watch Charlotte's video, very moving!
The Miracle of Charlotte!
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