HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The 6-year-old girl whose family helped get a law passed in South Carolina allowing people suffering from severe epilepsy to use oil derived from marijuana to control their seizures has received her first dose.
Jill Swing told The Island Packet of Hilton Head that she saw instant improvement last week after her daughter, Mary Louise, took cannabidiol, which is also known as CBD oil.
Before the treatment, Swing says her daughter was having more than 100 seizures during a 45-minute therapy session. After receiving CBD oil, she had 19 seizures during a similar session.
Swing also says Mary Louise barley spoke before the treatment, but is now a little chatterbox.
Beaufort Republican Sen. Tom Davis says he will file a bill to allow the expansion of CBD oil use.
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