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Evelyn Nussenbaum and her son Sam

My son has epilepsy. Cannabis saved his life.

By the time he was 6, Sam Vogelstein was having dozens of epileptic seizures a day. His parents, Evelyn Nussenbaum and Fred Vogelstein of Berkeley, discovered that a British-made, cannabis-based drug stopped the convulsions. But they couldn’t use the medicine in the U.S. because it was illegal. Their push to bring the medicine to the…
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