29 Jan The Difference Two Years Can Make
Jordan’s Courageous Journey Back From Debilitating Seizures
Jordan is an adorable, petite brunette with beautiful skin and an infectious smile. Her bright
blue eyes regard the world with confidence. It is great fun to talk with her, for she is quick and
responsive in conversation and often makes me laugh. Nothing in her demeanor indicates that
Jordan suffers from psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
Jordan experienced her first seizure toward the end of spring term during her freshman year at
college. She was officially diagnosed with seizures that summer, but she did not find out what
kind of seizures they were until later. Throughout the fall of her sophomore year, Jordan
underwent many neurological tests, and she was put on antidepressant and anti-seizure
Not only did the medication have no effect on the seizures, but it also, as Jordan expresses it,
“completely annihilated” her life. The seizure meds were so strong that she would lose all sense
of time. She would sit down for a moment, for example, and find herself ten hours later in the
same position. She felt empty, like a shell of herself, with no personality, no appetite, no color,
no joy — no emotion at all. That was unacceptable to Jordan, and she weaned herself off of
At her parents’ insistence, Jordan left school and moved home after the fall semester of her
sophomore year. The seizures were occurring at least once a day, but as often as four times a
day. For hours after one happened Jordan felt weak and disoriented. Too often, as soon as she
began to feel better, another one would disable her again. She stopped driving and working.
Her life focused around her seizures. She felt she had no life at all.
Her parents were stunned at the debilitating effect the seizures had on Jordan. What could they
do to try to protect their daughter? Her mother Susan experienced a tremendous sense of
helplessness as she looked at an unexpected and uncertain future for her family, particularly for
Jordan heard of Canna Care Docs, specialists in cannabis medicine, from her cousin who lives
in Massachusetts. She discussed the option of cannabis for her condition with her parents. Her
mother was on board, but her father was not. Despite his reluctance for her to seek relief with
cannabis, she decided to go ahead and visit Canna Care Docs with her mother. That day she
was certified by them to use medical marijuana for her seizures. From their office, she came
across the street to Canuvo.
At that initial Canuvo “intake” visit two years ago, Jordan’s budtender asked her what was
affecting her the most. She responded that the tremors in her hands and the pain
accompanying them was most disturbing. The budtender suggested Canuvo’s THC vape pen
and THCA olive oil. The THCA olive oil worked like a charm on her tremors. Jordan described
the effect as, “The THCA got my body stoned, but not my mind.”
After starting on the oil, Jordan found that when she had a seizure, it was much less intense. Her
muscles did not contract as severely as they had before, which was the primary source of her pain. She
was more aware of her surroundings during the seizure. The THC vape pen helped to minimize her
anxiety over a prospective seizure, and it kept her calm while the seizure was occurring.
The cannabis benefits she received helped Jordan to gain more independence as well. Her
parents were understandably worried and fearful about her health. They dreaded the thought
that Jordan might have a seizure while driving or alone. Their deep concern for her led her
parents to encourage her to stop driving and to drop out of school. Although she did not want
to, she acquiesced to their requests. But when her seizures began to diminish in severity and
number, she became braver and more confident. She was soon able to leave her house, her
THC vape pen discretely tucked in her purse.
When she realized that cannabis was helping her symptoms, Jordan decided to expand her
options for medicine. She tried some edibles for pain, after-effects of seizures, and sleep and
found they enabled her to rest after a seizure. The edibles also stimulated her appetite, a happy
side effect she welcomed, as she had lost significant poundage.
When she was introduced to the Canuvo CBD olive oil and Select CBD vape pen, Jordan found
even more assistance. The combination of CBD (cannabidiol) and THCA (the raw form of THC
so not psychoactive) gave her more control over the seizures, and it further reduced their
frequency. She realized that she received slightly different positive effects from the CBD vape
pen than she did from the THC one, as the CBD was not psychoactive. Her THC vape pen,
however, she uses regularly, but definitely “slow and steady,” as she puts it. Her aim with that
vape pen is to keep her dose low, but repeat it as needed so that she always has medicine in
The most astonishing and wonderful part of Jordan’s story is that she and her parents could see
the beneficial effects of Canuvo’s medical marijuana after only ten days. Within three weeks
she and Susan were convinced that they had found what Jordan needed to regain control of her
body and improve her quality of life. The speed with which the cannabis worked to turn Jordan’s
situation around, and the hope that it brought to the family, were tremendously helpful. Susan
saw a definite difference in the movement of Jordan’s body during a seizure, and she realized
that Jordan had more body control with the THCA in her. Jordan shook less and recovered
much faster from a seizure than before she used cannabis. Susan is an avid advocate now for
medical marijuana and will talk about her daughter’s experience to anyone who will listen.
Even Jordan’s father, despite his objections to cannabis, has recognized the value of her
treatment, for he has seen that because of medical cannabis Jordan now (as he expresses it)
“is more herself.” His daughter is back, and he is grateful.
Jordan makes it a daily goal to keep cannabis in her system at all times. In the past year, only
her second full year using cannabis, she has had four seizures, immeasurably different from her
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After only four months of treatment, Jordan was able to
move out of her parents’ home, drive again, work again, and go back to school. She will
graduate with her Bachelor of Arts degree in the fall of 2019.
Unlike two years ago, when it seemed every day was uncertain and overwhelming, now
Jordan’s family can say that, thanks to cannabis, a day is never ruined by a seizure.
May these true stories give you hope…