Because medical marijuana is federally a schedule 1 drug, we are often forced to rely on anecdotal evidence of its efficacy due to the fact very few extensive research exists on the medication. Thankfully, there is countless anecdotal testimonies that exist, and it seems these stories are constantly influencing policy makers, making access to medical cannabis easier as states begin to ease up on their medical marijuana laws and pass medical marijuana legislation.
One such story exists about 9-year-old Alexis Borell who suffered from severe epilepsy that interfered with her life on a daily basis. When her parents began to fear for her life, they decided it was time to move from their restrictive state of Texas to Colorado where medical marijuana was widely available. After the move, the little girl's seizures dropped from a daily occurrence to something that happened approximately once a month. Borell's father said of the 15-part CBD to 1-part THC mixture he used to treat his daughter's symptoms, "we're not seeing symptom reduction. We're seeing symptom elimination."
We hope that these testimonies will push lawmakers towards the path of medical marijuana legalization nationwide so that children like Alexis do not have to move from their home states to seek relief. Hopefully marijuana will be rescheduled so that extensive clinical research can be conducted; these stories should back up medical research, and not be the only evidence we have to rely on. For a more detailed look at Alexis borell's story, read this Whaxy article.