SAN ANTONIO – As the Texas Legislature debates the expansion of the present health-related marijuana law, one particular San Antonio household is seeing the rewards of the health-related cannabis oil they give to their son.

For the previous year, David and Melyssa Stallcup have been providing their three-year-old son, Dawson, a cannabis oil known as “Lone Star” from Compassionate Cultivation, one particular of 3 licensed dispensaries in the state.

Dawson was born with “Lissencephaly,” which signifies smooth brain.

“It entails seizures, a improvement of about 5 months and also a mortality of 2 to 10 years,” David Stallcup stated.

They found Dawson had the disease months just after he was born, and at six months, they soon realized he was obtaining seizures. He was obtaining anyplace involving 50 and 100 seizures a day.

Melyssa quickly researched cannabidiol and identified an oil she was in a position to get mailed to her. 

The parents started to see improvements in Dawson, but then one particular of his medical doctors recommended they attempt health-related cannabis.

Dawson certified to get medicine from Compassionate Cultivation. The final results have been astonishing. He went seizure-absolutely free for two months, and now he gets them only when or twice a week.

“To see him adhere to you, track you, attain for a toy, it is been remarkable,” Melyssa Stallcup stated. 

Even though the cannabis oil is assisting Dawson have a superior good quality of life, it is not covered by insurance coverage and is costing the household $1,500 a month.

“You do what you have to do for your young children,” David Stallcup stated. “You figure out a way to make it operate.”

Seeing the improvements in their son has produced the Stallcups extra vocal about present legislation and the restricted access other households have.

“To hold it restrictive to intractable seizures, I consider we are undertaking a disservice to a lot of other households that can possibly get access to it and see the rewards,” David Stallcup stated. 

Final week, the Texas Residence passed two bipartisan bills that would add other health-related circumstances to the list that qualify for the cannabis oil

In the Texas Senate, the issue remains an uphill battle. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has previously stated opposition to widening access to health-related marijuana

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