Mother of Epileptic Son Praises 'Charlotte's Web' Strain of Medical Marijuana


Another day… another inspirational story about marijuana’s CBD cannabinoid.

While marijuana is still called an illegal narcotic by every right wing crook on big Pharma’s payroll – marijuana continues demonstrating its medicinal ability to help children trapped in a seizure ridden body, allowing them to break free from a life of seizures, pain and unnecessary procedures. Allowing for many the first trace of normalcy their tiny lives have ever enjoyed.

Nine years of suffering can seem like a lifetime, particularly to Heather Jackson’s son – Zaki.  Zaki’s painful and life-threatening epilepsy caused misery, and confusion with seemingly nonstop seizures. Leaving the little man incontinent and completely dependent on his mother. Fortunately for Zaki and his heroic mother – their situation improved drastically– thanks to medical marijuana and the CBD cannabinoids found in Charlotte’s Web.

According to the Huffington Post, That’s the name of a strain of medical marijuana being used to treat children with epilepsy. Jackson turned to the marijuana oil out of “sheer necessity” after countless attempts to help her son — which included 17 pharmaceuticals, craniosacral therapy and chiropractic adjustments, among others — failed to make a difference.

Zaki’s seizures started when he was 4 months old and completely took over his life.

“They spiraled out of control very quickly,” Jackson told HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri. “He started with maybe a dozen seizures a day, and within several months he was having hundreds of seizures every day. And he lived that way for almost a decade.”

In July 2012, after no other treatments had made an impact, Jackson decided to try Charlotte’s Web, which has “literally put [Zaki’s] condition into remission,” she said.

“He went 48 hours without a seizure immediately. Within three days he was pumping his legs on the swings, which is something I had tried to teach him for seven years,” Jackson said. “Within three months, he became seizure-free, and tomorrow he’ll be 14 months seizure-free.”


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Born in Long Beach, raised on the central coast: I surf, dab, burn, and blog – though not necessarily in that order. I'm a husband, a father and a lifelong consumer of connoisseur grade weed. I don't drink alcohol or consume any other "drugs." I consider myself to be living proof that weed is not a gateway drug. If it were, I'd be in some serious trouble. Instead, as a 50-year-old ex-realtor that has been smoking weed for nearly 80% of my life (just did the math) ... I can only say, marijuana is safer than prescription pills or alcohol could ever hope to be for calming what stirs the savage beast.