There are currently five marijuana legalization efforts underway in the state of Ohio alone; four by ballot measure to amend the state’s constitution and one as proposed legislation in the House of Representatives. In Idaho, the Senate has recently approved a bill that eases the way for use of medical cannabis oil by seizure patients. This bill is currently before the House. In the United States alone, calls for reform to laws prohibiting marijuana any under circumstances have been sweeping city governments.
The reason for this movement, it seems, is clear for anyone following recent developments in this area. Just look at Addyson Benton of Ohio, who was diagnosed with myoclonic epilepsy at nine months old and has up to 1,000 seizures a day.
Her family has decided to move 1,200 miles to Colorado in hopes of getting treatment in the form of medical marijuana. And though she’s tried at least ten anti-seizure drugs, nothing seems to reduce her symptoms. Her parents, Heather and Adam Benton, researched a form of non-psychoactive medical marijuana, known as cannabidiol, and decided it’s in Addyson’s best interest to give the drug a try.