Medical Marijuana Helps Young Toronto Girl’s Seizures Subside

The family of a nine-year-old Toronto girl say a special form of medical marijuana is helping her cope with a rare genetic condition that causes severe seizures.

Ava Calandra, 9, was born two weeks late and weighed less than five pounds (2.25 kg). Her parents soon noticed she wasn’t eating properly and struggling to breathe.

“I called my husband at work and I said: ‘I’m taking Ava to SickKids Hospital and I’m not leaving until they tell me what’s wrong’ and thank goodness I did,” Antonella Calandra, Ava’s mother, told CTV Toronto.

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SOURCE: Staff. (2018, January 13). CTV News. Toronto girl with rare seizure disorder thriving thanks to medical marijuana.

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