The state’s immoral war on drugs has hit close to home for a Tennessee cop who wants to use cannabis oil to treat his daughter’s Infantile Spasms (IS).

IS or West Syndrome spasms consist of a sudden jerk followed by stiffening. The attacks, which can happen over 100 times a day, can be nightmarish. Often the arms are flung out as the knees are pulled up, and the body bends forward known as “jackknife seizures.” Babies with infantile spasms seem to stop developing and may lose skills that they had already mastered, such as sitting, rolling over, or babbling.

Young Josie Mathes, who turned one last month, suffers from IS. Luckily for the Mathes family, several scientific studies have shown that cannabis oil can be highly effective in treating IS.

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