The Children Who Have Inspired Cannabis Policy Changes

The Children Who Have Inspired Cannabis Policy Changes

There is reason to hope that future generations will have access to both medical and recreational cannabis, free from the fear of legal harassment or social stigma. Prohibitionist policies stretching back decades and even centuries are finally crumbling, largely thanks to the bravery of certain children and their families who have helped blaze a trail towards reform. These are the stories of some of the children who have changed the world by inspiring cannabis policy changes. Charlotte Figi – USA  COURTESY CHARLOTTE’S WEB The cannabis world is currently in mourning following the loss of a little girl who captured the hearts of a nation and transformed the views of millions of people. Charlotte Figi, who suffered from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome, inspired the creation of a high-CBD cannabis strain that became known as Charlotte’s Web. Despite the fact that all other treatments had failed to ease her symptoms, her condition improved drastically once she began using this new medication. Her relentless seizures – which previously occurred about once every 30 minutes – suddenly stopped, with a whole week sometimes passing between convulsions. This allowed her to develop her motor skills through play, and to eat without the aid of a feeding tube. Charlotte became a national icon in the US when she appeared in a 2013 documentary called ‘Weed’, presented by CNN chief medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta. Having previously written an article for Time magazine opposing the legalisation of marijuana, Gupta says his encounter with…

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