Jim “J-Bo” Wages and his wife, Lisa, made the decision a few years ago to wean their daughter off of pharmaceutical drugs, becoming one of the first families in 2015 to qualify for Georgia’s then-new medical marijuana registry.
Since then, they’ve seen Sydney blossom. She’s eating more, has better awareness of what is going on around her. Last week, they caught her laughing as her older sister tickled her stomach before bedtime — a reaction neither had seen in years.
The 13-year-old, who has autism and suffers from intractable seizures, has benefited from the state’s medical marijuana law, her parents said. But they are afraid others won’t.