124: Paige Figi on the Little Girl Who Changed the Medicinal Cannabis Debate

Nothing helps to shift public perception on an issue like putting a human face and story to how the issue affects common people. Paige Figi is the mother of Charlotte, a young girl who suffered from a severe form of epilepsy. Charlotte is one of thousands of patients who have found authentic relief in medicinal cannabis products. Paige joins us to discuss how her little girl’s illness prompted an exhaustive effort to gain access to a powerful naturally occurring plant that makes a world of difference in Charlotte’s life.  

About the Guest

Paige Figi – a mother of three of Colorado – was desperate to find a treatment that would help her then 5-year-old Charlotte live a better life. For years Paige tried numerous medications and treatments to reduce Charlotte’s seizures, some that lasted hours and required life support.Through Paige’s journey of finding a successful therapy for her daughter’s seizures, she has convened a chorus of voices of more than 15,000 families. Mrs. Figi and her journey of helping Charlotte has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN with a special hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and most recently in Dateline NBC.

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