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For the First Time Ever, Cannabis Oil Will Be Used in a Hospital — To Save a 2-Month Old Baby Girl


Aurora, CO — In December, Nicole and Ernie Nunez brought their beautiful baby girl, Amylea, into the world. However, when they brought her home, things quickly took a turn for the worst.

“About a day after we went home from delivery is when she had her first seizure,” Nicole said. “She has a rare form of epilepsy. They don’t know exactly the type.”

For the past two months, the Nunez family has been desperately trying to treat their daughter’s condition. Doctors in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the family is from, were unable to find a cause and unable to treat young Amylea. So, the family has fled to Colorado.

Nicole stays at the hospital in Aurora while Ernie drives back and forth to take care of the couple’s other children and to work.

At the Children’s Hospital in Aurora, doctors continued the drug cocktail in an attempt to stop the horrible seizures, but these medications are not without side-effects.

“The medication she’s on is hard for her liver, and so we’re trying to do something different that’s not so bad on her body,” Ernie said, explaining why the couple has decided to use cannabis oil.

When the family heard about the seemingly miraculous effects of the cannabis oil known as Charlotte’s Web, they became hopeful and set out to get it for their daughter.

Charlotte’s Web is a strain of cannabis named after a young girl, Charlotte Figi, whose life it quite literally saved. Charlotte had her first seizure when she was three months old. Over the next few months, she had frequent seizures lasting two to four hours, and she was hospitalized repeatedly.

But her parents found a strain of cannabis that turned their daughter’s suffering completely around. Since then, countless other children have had their lives saved by this amazing plant.

“I sat for a good three weeks fighting with the doctors and trying to talk them into giving me the okay,” Nicole said. “I’ve been working with the case study team and the neurology team here at children’s and I’m hopeful this will work.”

This week, doctors finally agreed to let the cannabis oil into the hospital to treat Amylea.

“For us to get the approval for us to administer it while she in the NICU while she’s a patient…it’s kind of like a miracle,” Nicole said. “Because they were completely against it saying, ‘No you can’t do it, you have to wait until she’s an out-patient.”

Even though the doctors gave the approval to treat Amylea with the oil, they won’t administer it to her, so the family has done it themselves.

Amylea has only had a handful of doses, but her parents say the nurses have already noticed a positive change.

According to the family, Amylea is the first and youngest patient to ever receive cannabis oil as a treatment in a hospital.

The significance of cannabis oil being used to treat an infant in a hospital should not be overlooked. What this move effectively illustrates is that cannabis is a viable medical option, and its current classification by the federal government as a Schedule 1 drug is as absurd as it is immoral. 

The Free Thought Project recently reported on the findings of a study that showed cannabis oil to be a highly effective treatment for intractable epilepsy.

Of 261 patients given CBD treatment, 45% experienced a significant reduction in seizure frequency, and 9% were seizure-free at three months. Some children continued to experience benefits after the trial ended, even one year after.

When the same amazing plant that has cured cancer, saved the lives of epileptic children, and treated countless others, is being used in a hospital in one state, while being the cause for kidnapping and imprisonment by police in another state, something must be done.

Those who continue to lock people in cages for possessing this plant would be wise to refuse further orders to do so. If police wish to be on the right side of history, they should not wait for legislation to tell them to stop kidnapping and caging people for a plant, they should simply stop doing it.

When ‘just doing your job’ violates the rights of non-violent, peaceful people, some of who only want to save the lives of their children, it’s time to question the validity of that job.

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  • Awesomeness!

  • It’s a good thing certain organizations utterly failed at all attempts to eradicate this incredible gift of nature.

  • Dr William Brooke O’Shaughnessy did that and wrote a book about his clinical findings over 150 years ago. Time we caught up! smh

  • Breck Hawk.. What’s your opinion?

  • Arqum Usmani

  • I was born in 1988. When I was an infant up until age 3 I had to drink phenobarbital to treat my seizures, which is a highly addictive sedative. Throughout my life I’ve had to cope with having an addictive personality. I’m not sure if there’s any correlation, but I would’ve preferred cannabis oil.

  • Trying to addict our babies to the REEFER

    • You can’t be serious.

    • ^^ Basically my exact thought on 99% of the posts on this moronic page.

      Also, if you are unable to grasp basic and blatant sarcasm, you should most probably see a fucking doctor.

      This page and it’s followers:

    • I heard its doing wonders for the condition known as “butt-hurt”.

  • If it works, use it!

  • Charlotte’s Web is specifically designed for children with severe seizure disorder. Low THC, high CBD, a real miracle medicine with fewer harmful side effects than traditional medicines. This is not the marijuana people smoke. This is medicine, and should be available nationwide so families no longer have to relocate.

    • Thank you

    • So many people are confused about the differences in medical and recreational marijuana. I fully support both, for different reasons.
      People are quick to judge what they don’t understand. These same people see no problem giving their children methamphetamines, sedatives (phenobarbital), or codeine cough medicines though. Even though some studies show that these society approved medicines may lead to addictions later in life.
      It’s time to Stop The Stigma!!

    • CBD is legal in all 50 states. Any family can get the oil for their child. They might have to order it if they do not live near a large city. I myself take it and it’s changed my life. CBD oil also is non addictive and you do not build a tolerance to it. Its so much safer then pharmaceutical meds they push

  • Enuff

  • I hope the hospital doesn’t turn against the family and report them to CPS as has happened with other parents trying to help their children with this successful treatment. This medicine needs to be freely available for all, without threat of prosecution.

    • We will have to fight to have it legal, the Gov’t is paid to keep us like rats in a maze.

  • Charlotte’s web low in THC, high in CBD, the answer

  • Finally!

  • Sahil Saini

  • Lol

  • Quick! Call out the TWAT team! Get this little drug beast off the streets!

  • They’re giving newborns weed?

    • No. They’re saving newborns with cannabis oil.

  • So many people who believe in God, do not think God put this herb on the planet for a reason …..

  • And it’s still a schedule one drug why?!?! Money, plain and simple. They need to just finally say enough is enough. Get it off that classification.

  • Awesome

  • Aimee Miears

  • Erika Olson

    • There’s something in the works with the government. The state health dept has been contacting people for trial studies… to be administered by a Fargo physician. We are winning!

  • Stoner Sloth = /

  • That’ts great

  • Grant Montague

  • Forrest Lee have you heard of the strain they mention being used in this article?

  • Darlene Savary

  • Amazing!

  • Vaughn Johnson

  • Melissa Lana-Woodson

  • CBD oil is amazing. It’s good to see people understanding how much it helps people. The medical community is growing more accepting every day. Thank goodness as it saves lives and improves quality of life.

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  • Jay Cabayan

  • I love it!

  • I wonder if this is available with a medical marijuana prescription.

  • Kenan Hester

  • This is amazing Gene!

  • ….

  • Yeah let’s give free cannabis to Americas enemies ! No more war! Peace solution found ! Noble peace prize for me.

  • Leah Hansen

  • Youngest little stoner in history.

  • Well, im sure it was used long before this time and age by the American Indian, and for many other ailments and cures. look it up

  • about time.

  • Patents 6630507 and 20130059018 A1.

  • I hear of all these cures…….why doesn’t the person that receives cures from this PLANT get on FB and give FACTS AND TESTIMONY…………………………………..I’m from Missouri

  • You do whatever it takes,good for the parents

  • Its amaxing news for dummies but alcohol legal what can it help I’ll wait.