Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 11:13 Wednesday, 02 April 2014 15:44
“This proposal will allow children and adults who experience severe epileptic seizures to experience the best quality of life possible.” - Senator Melinda Bush
SPRINGFIELD - For some children, everyday is a struggle. For children with myostatic-astatic epilepsy, struggle would be a welcomed pause from the more than 1,500 epileptic seizures they experience every day.
Senator Bush (D-Grayslake) believes that the exploration of medical marijuana as a seizure inhibitor should be expanded to Illinois. That’s why she is cosponsoring a proposal that would add seizures and epilepsy to the list of debilitating medical conditions that qualifies an individual for the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act.
“We’ve heard testimony that medicinally prescribed marijuana lessens the frequency, pain and deterioration that stems from catastrophic seizures,” Bush said. “If this option helps just one person in Illinois, I will consider it a success.”