Ohio family who moved to California finds relief for daughter’s seizures with medical marijuana

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The Ohio family who moved more than 1,000 miles away to California so their daughter who suffered up to 1,000 seizures a day could be treated with medical marijuana is celebrating the toddler’s latest milestones.

Addyson Benton, 3, was diagnosed with intractable myoclonic epilepsy before her first birthday. The family tried multiple medications without success before researching medical marijuana and deciding to try it for their daughter.

Addyson was prescribed an oil heavy in cannabidiol and low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), that is applied through a patch on her ankle twice a day.

“Two days after we moved here, we started a THCA treatment,” Heather Benton, Addyson’s mom, told ABC 7.

After a few weeks, Addyson went from having about 100 seizures a day to only 19, Heather said.

On Thursday, a photo on the family’s support page “Addyson’s Warriors” showed a calendar with the number of seizures…

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