Lily Rowland Cannabis Story | My Little Leaf
At the very young age of only six months Lily began having her first of many seizures. Diagnosed with a severe case of epilepsy, she continued to have 200 to 300 seizures a day despite heavy medication. When her father Ryan was told that the only other option was brain surgery, him and his wife began investigating alternative treatments in Colorado.
More and more parents are turning to cannabidiol (CBD) oil, a cannabis extract without THC, to treat their children who have cancer and epilepsy. The oil is currently legal in more than a dozen U.S. states, but the supply is limited. The science also lags the law—dosing standards haven’t been set, and the effects of long-term use are unclear. Many doctors believe that more research is needed. In “Cannabis for Kids” a few parents share their experiences navigating the uncertainties of medical marijuana in America as they try to help their children.