After being told they had exhausted all other treatment options, this boy and his family turned to the help of medical cannabis. While many in Australia remain skeptical of the treatment, there’s no denying the relief it has provided to many children, especially those who suffer from epilepsy. In an attempt to provide scientific evidence of cannabis’ value, a new study is beginning at nine hospitals. Some say all the proof needed lies with Jai Whitelaw, the young patient who was able to quell his seizures, thanks to medical cannabis.
Jai Whitelaw, a 12-year-old from Queensland, Australia suffers from not one, but three forms of epilepsy. In 2010, at 5-years-old, Jai was diagnosed with the rare forms that brought on more than 500 seizures per day
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