In room 716 of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 12-year-old Hannah Pallas is motionless, but for an occasional turn of her head and the blink of her eyes, following a series of life-threatening seizures. On the same day, 5-year-old Sydney Michaels is down the hall in room 749, waiting to be discharged after 15 grand mal seizures within 36 hours.
By BARNETT WRIGHT, BIRMINGHAMWATCH:
More than 50 patients, including adults and children, are now enrolled in UAB studies to test the safety of a marijuana derivative that has shown promise as a treatment for severe epileptic seizures, according to university officials.
By CODY OWENS, WELD FOR BIRMINGHAM: The man’s phone rang. Someone on the other end wanted to buy a gram of hashish from him (hashish is a condensed product of cannabis with a high concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as THC). The man said it’s good.