Epileptic Boy's Parents Frustrated by Delays Plaguing Medical Marijuana Rollout

January 23, 2015 10:29 PM

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Epileptic Boy's Parents Frustrated by Delays Plaguing Medical Marijuana Rollout

Andrea Saretti's son Sam starts the day each morning by putting on a special helmet and medical bracelet to protect him in case he falls to the ground with a seizure.

Sam, 9, was diagnosed with epilepsy last year and has suffered seizures that have not stopped despite multiple medications and even an electronic implant that is designed to prevent seizures by sending mild electrical pulses to the brain through the vagus nerve.

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