Many think that advocates of medical cannabis for children are talking about cannabis for kids with headaches or anxiety. This is not the case. 
When people are talking about giving medical cannabis to children, they are usually talking about providing it for very severe conditions, such as severe seizure disorders. In these cases, cannabis is provided as a last resort, and it can often be a lifesaver. 
According to, there is already anecdotal evidence that medical cannabis works to treat seizure disorders. A quick Google search on the topic will turn up tons of stories and case studies affirming this. Mothers who were poisoning their children with a cocktail of meds discovered cannabis as a last resort, and all of a sudden, the seizures started to decrease. This has happened to multiple children with different types of disorders across the spectrum. 
So why isn’t this good enough for some people? The problem is since cannabis is still technically a Schedule I drug, it is difficult to do medical cannabis testing. According to the Children’s Hospital of Colorado, while some evidence does exist, it is not enough to clearly determine whether or not cannabis should be prescribed.
“Unfortunately, there is currently no clear, scientific evidence showing that marijuana improves epilepsy in children,” the website states. “Healthcare providers and families need comprehensive research to assess both the benefits and risks of medical marijuana with more certainty.”
This is why many feel that the answer is to legalize, decriminalize or deschedule cannabis, so that testing can occur and we can understand why cannabis seems to help with seizures. Until we know that, many will still be opposed to this treatment method. In the meantime, though, many children are finding relief by using medical cannabis.