Next Time You Hear About CBD-Based Treatments For Epilepsy, Think Of This Boy

Medical cannabis activists cheered the recent approval of Epidiolex by the FDA for its effectiveness in fighting two rare forms of epilepsy. The drug could be in pharmacies as soon as fall, as the DEA is set to reschedule it by September 23. The FDA’s decision made headlines, but what was overlooked was the fact that it was spurred by one family’s fight to access the medicine for their son. NPR recently profiled Sam Vogelstein, the epileptic boy whose quest for cannabis-based treatments…

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