Thirty-five years ago an Israeli researcher documented the case for medicinal cannabis to treat epilepsy. It was one of these studies by a Prof. Raphael Mechoulam that Denver-based physician Dr. Alan Shackelford read when he was debating one of the hardest questions of his career:

Should he, could he? give a 5-year-old pot?

That girl, Charlotte Figi (pictured below), was fighting for her life. Cursed with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet’s Syndrome, Charlotte had about 300 seizures a week, some bringing her to the brink of death. Her parents were at their wits end and wanted to try her on medicinal cannabis. They read somewhere that it might work.

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