“If you would have asked me a year ago if I would have had my daughter on marijuana I would have thought you were crazy. I mean, really?” said Maria Botker. “But when you have put your daughter through something as scary as brain surgery like we did with Greta about three years ago, this seems like nothing, really nothing.”
Molly Grantham’s WBTV report on Medical Marijuana for North Carolina kids
Both Maria and Liz are two moms of roughly 150-200 nationwide who have their children on “Charlotte’s Web”, a natural cannabis treatment for, among other things, pediatric epilepsy. Early success stories of families who have tried everything else and seen nothing work on their children’s epilepsy, say it could be a miracle drug.
But, it’s illegal in the Carolinas because it’s made from marijuana.
Both Maria and Liz moved with their children. Both had to leave their husbands for their jobs.
“It comes from cannabis,” says Liz. “But children don’t smoke it. It’s a liquid medicine. We give it to our children like other parents give Tylenol. And most importantly, it only has trace amounts of THC. You can’t get ‘high’ from taking Charlotte’s Web. Having tried it now and having had to move across country to get it, I honestly feel this is ridiculous we can’t have it everywhere.”
- “Realm of Caring” waiting list for Charlotte’s Web
- Hope 4 Kids NC Facebook page for North Carolina parents trying to get information on medical marijuana and high-CBD marijuana.