In my latest, and possibly my last, medical marijuana patient profile, I speak with Hayley Rose and her mother Cheryl Rose. Hayley was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 6, and then diagnosed with Lennox-Gestaut Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that causes multiple types of seizures, when she was 14.
Her mother knew that marijuana could help, but had to wage quite the battle to get access. At one point she even moved to California in the hopes that she could find legal access to the medicine that her daughter needed. When Hayley was 15 she finally got access and was introduced to a special strain which is high in CBD. This strain is the only one she uses as it stops her seizures almost completely, and it was named after her as “Hayley’s Comet.”
After many years of being wracked with debilitating seizures every day, she is going to school again, plans to attend college one day, and is even reading C.S. Lewis. This is just one more story of how marijuana is life saving medicine for some people.