12-Year-Old With Epilepsy Pushes Washington DC to Change Medical Marijuana Policy

Zoey Carty was diagnosed with frontal lobe epilepsy when she was 6 months old. Zoey was having 10 seizures a day and, on the advice of her neurologist, she was treated with phenobarbital, a common drug for epilepsy. But Zoey’s mother, Dawn Lee-Carty, was unaware of the drug’s side effects. Two weeks later, she realized the long road ahead when Zoey began to have an adverse reaction. For years, their lives centered around medications, doctor’s…

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