A 2-month-old baby suffering debilitating seizures gets the go-ahead for cannabis oil.
At just 2 months of age, Amylea Nunez is the youngest patient ever to receive cannabis oil treatment at a Colorado hospital, according to a KRQE News report.
She has a rare form of epilepsy and has been suffering from seizures since she was born in December.
After weeks of drug therapy in an intensive care unit, her parents, Ernie and Nicole Nunez of Albuquerque, started looking for alternative treatments that would be easier on their daughter’s small body.
“The medication she’s on is hard for her liver and so we’re trying to do something different that’s not so bad on her body,” Ernie told KRQE.
The alternative they turned to is a cannabis oil known as Charlotte’s Web.