In February, news broke about Amylea Nunez, a two-month-old infant who became the world’s youngest medical marijuana patient.
And, just one week into her treatment, Amylea’s mother Nicole Nunez says that her daughter’s condition is improving significantly.
Amylea suffers from a rare form of epilepsy. At just two months, Amylea was experience upwards of 15 seizures a day.
When medications didn’t help, Nicole Nunez began looking into cannabis oils that were high in CBD and low in THC.
Strains with high CBD and low THC provide the most medical benefit without inducing the psychoactive processes users experience as a “high.”
Nunez soon discovered an increasingly popular strain used to treat seizures and epilepsy.
“She’s interacting with us and she’s looking us in the eye. CBD oil did make a big difference on her,” Nunez says.
In the cannabis-progressive state of Colorado, doctors at Colorado’s Children’s Hospital have approved Amylea’s medical marijuana treatment while she is in care there.
But research into medical cannabis is still exploring how infant and early-childhood cannabis use effects things like learning, memory, and behavior. At this point, there are more questions than there are answers.
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