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ER physician Dr. Thomas Minihan, a self-proclaimed conservative Christian, speaks out to raise awareness for research of medical cannabis. Thomas’ 11-year-old daughter Mallory, suffers from a form of epilepsy, which was not responding to prescription medications. The last medication he tried to give his daughter, Mallory, had severe side effects that resulted in shaking and trembling, “like an alcoholic” Thomas describes. He struggled and felt helpless while being both a dad and a doctor at the same time as he did everything he could for his daughter, but nothing was working.
His cousin suggested he check out a documentary on CNN about kids with epilepsy and medical marijuana. He scoffed as he knew about marijuana, as something that everyone got “high” on. Since his daughter had not been showing any improvement, he decided to open his mind and watch the documentary.
There, he discovered that not 1 person had ever died from marijuana use. He learned about CBD and the non-intoxicating, healing effects of it. After watching this, he decided he had nothing to lose. Faced with 30-40 seizures a month, the way things were, Mallory would never have a normal independent life. He talked to his specialist, who said he had two choices. There was a new medication he could try, or he could try medical cannabis.
Thomas looked into this medication, which could cause death, and decided to try the medical cannabis. For all her life, Mallory suffered from numerous seizures. She had to be home-schooled, missed out on social activities, and was regularly injured through her falls. Now, after treatment with the CBD oil, Mallory is back in school, she is aware, alert and healthy. Her family feels like she is a different kid. To them, she is “awake” again, thanks to the medicinal properties of CBD.