Fewer seizures and less medication has been the story so far for a 5-year-old Commerce boy who is now taking medical cannabis treatments in Colorado.
Tripp Oliver’s mom, Laura, said that since moving from Commerce to Colorado in April to be able to legally take the controversial drug (a derivative of the marijuana plant), Trip has had a 75 percent reduction in grand mal seizures and is taking 25 percent fewer other drugs.
In addition, Laura says Tripp’s cognition, speech and social skill have improved.
But there has been a trade-off of family separation in the move since Tripp’s father had to stay in Commerce for his job.
The Georgia Legislature failed to pass a bill earlier this year that would have allowed medical cannabis to be used in the state for patients like Tripp. A legislative committee has been meeting this fall to discuss another effort at opening Georgia up for medical cannabis use.
For the full story about Tripp, see the Sept. 24 issue of The Jackson Herald.
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