Today in the News: Pot saves girl from seizures

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

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Despite its controversy, marijuana has been credited with saving a 6-year-old girl’s life. Charlotte had frequent and debilitating seizures lasting between two to four hours when her mother decided to try something new: oil expressed from a particular strain of cannabis plant low in THC. Charlotte gets the oil twice a day in her food, and her seizures are virtually gone.

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