Friday, February 17, 2012

'Weed Wars' Patient Update: Jason and Jayden

By David Downs
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 12:31 PM

From Harborside Health Center's latest newsletter: "As many of you may know, Jason David and his son Jayden (as seen on "Weed Wars") are using CBD-rich tinctures to treat Dravet Syndrome [otherwise known as infant epilepsy]. Jason continues to come to Harborside Health Center to get CBD tinctures to treat Jayden's condition. The results of this CBD treatment have varied from excellent to inconsistent. When the results are excellent, Jayden has 90 percent fewer seizures that are also less severe. When the results are inconsistent, his seizures continue to cause him suffering. The inconsistencies are mainly due to the active ingredient, CBD, being in too short a concentration within the glycerin tincture.

We don't want to use an alcohol-based tincture with young children but the alcohol tinctures test much higher in CBD than the glycerin tincture.

Harborside Health Center is working closely with Jason and our patient vendors to eliminate the inconsistencies and increase the efficacy of CBD tinctures for children. New tinctures are being developed and tested at Steep Hill Labs. Glycerin is being replaced by grapeseed, coconut or olive oils. Sun-infused heating experimentations are occurring. All this is being done by HHC to get more effective products to our patients and to ease the suffering of Jayden and other families. Our collective has also responded to the overwhelming amount of inquiries from "Weed Wars" by starting a support group for parents.

If you are a parent with special needs children who wants to explore treating your kids with medical cannabis, you can join our upcoming support group. This group will meet at Harborside Health Center in Oakland, engage in educational discussions and emotional support, review new lab results and products, and receive discounts for medicine at HHC. Please contact David Wedding Dress or Andrew DeAngelo for more information. - Andrew DeAngelo, General Manager, Harborside Health Center Oakland"


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