When Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Work
Dana, Edward’s mother, took him off Charlotte’s Web in March after levels of the anti-seizure medicine Depakote in his bloodstream spiked. Doctors believed it was interacting with the marijuana.
He still has absence seizures, though they are steady at about a dozen, down from a high of 60 to 70. He is able to live a “pretty normal life,” she says.
She knew going in that the marijuana treatment was untested, but she was “cautiously optimistic.”
“I have absolutely no regrets at all. I feel like Charlotte’s Web, whether it works or doesn’t work, has put epilepsy back out of in front of the public, and I think it’s a great thing people are talking about it.”