I watched something today which our amazing Elizabeth shared on Facebook this afternoon. An almost-nineteen minute clip (and really- who has time to spend NINETEEN MINUTES WATCHING SOMETHING WHEN WE COULD WATCH A FANTASTIC CAT VIDEO IN THIRTY-SEVEN SECONDS???!!!) which I watched all the way through and would have watched for another nineteen minutes if it had been that long. It's about a compound made from a plant which seems to hold incredible promise and which indeed is showing miraculous results as a treatment for children who have seizures. Like Elizabeth's own beautiful mermaid daughter, Sophie.
Whose name is marijuana. But whose properties have been altered through breeding to contain a high percentage of the chemical which seems to have these promising and miraculous effects on the brains of children who suffer from seizure disorders.
Like Sophie. Whom I have come to know a little and love in some strange and true way through Elizabeth's writing.
Sophie. Whom I dream about. Literally.
Here's the clip. Watch it and let's all try to do something about the ridiculous laws of our country which are preventing children from having access to a substance whose side effects are, according to the parents of one little girl who has gone from having over four hundred seizures a week to none or one, all positive.
An effective treatment with side effects that are all positive?
Could it be?
Just watch it. Nineteen minutes.