The life of a Hamilton schoolgirl has been transformed since she started taking ‘medicinal cannabis oil’ in tea.
That is the claim from the family of P7 pupil Ayvia Parkinson, who has a condition called Episodic Ataxia Type 2.
It causes severe migraines, vertigo, global development delays and dyspraxia and the youngster has battled through it all since birth.
However, after speaking to a consultant, the 11-year-old’s family decided to start her on CBD evening tea – a substance made up of cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plant.
Ayvia’s mum, Paula Parkinson, said: “With Ayvia’s conditions it was usually a struggle in the morning for school and work, as she didn’t listen to a thing she was told.
“After trying this CBD tea with her, I noticed a big difference. Everything she was doing in the morning was a lot calmer and we could get out of the house at a suitable time in the morning.
“Her teachers noticed a big difference in her learning, and she was more aware of what she had to do with school work. […]