Israel: Research without prejudice

Alan Shackelford is intent on finding out why some of his patients respond so well to cannabis. But despite living in Colorado, the US state with some of the most liberal medical marijuana laws, he has had to travel to Israel to continue his research.

Shackelford's road to the Mediterranean nation started in 2012. While working in occupational medicine and injury rehabilitation private practice, he got a call from a mother whose 5-year-old daughter Charlotte was having 300 seizures a week and not responding to treatment. The family were desperate for help. They had heard that medical marijuana was being used to treat epilepsy, but had been turned away by doctors when they asked for the treatment for Charlotte. Although Shackelford had finally agreed to treat his older patients with cannabis a few years earlier, he was particularly reluctant to give the herb to such a young child. But, after...

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