The Medical Pot Guide
About This Show
The Medical Pot Guide Podcast's mission is to provide the latest news and information in the world of medical cannabis through in-depth conversations with the top doctors, scientists, and experts in the field of medical cannabis as well as people sharing their own stories about how medical cannabis has changed their lives.
Most Recent Episode
27: Listen to this poignant talk with Ngaio Walton of New Zealand, the mother of little Venus Walton, who was freed from life-threatening seizures with CBD oil.
I have a very special treat for you in episode 27. In it, I have a conversation with Ngaio Walton, the mother of Venus Walton. If you haven’t heard of Ngaio and Venus, you soon will. Ngaio, lives with her husband, Zane, and her two daughters, Venus and Isla, in northern New Zealand. When Venus was around 6 months old, it was obvious to Ngaio and Zane, that something serious was going on with little Venus. She was not hitting a lot of the markers that girls her age should be. Venus soon developed seizures, that increased in intensity and frequency, from a condition known as phenylketonuria, a condition where her body couldn’t produce a necessary enzyme to break down protein. Venus did not respond very well at all to the treatments provided by her doctors and it was obvious to Ngaio and Zane that their daughter was on a very dangerous downhill path. This is when Ngaio decided to research alternative medicines for her daughter leading her to Hemp CBD oil, with questionable legality in New Zealand. Because of the amazing success of this treatment, Venus now has a very normal childhood and is completely free of seizures AND the need to take any more CBD oil. Because of this, Ngaio has become a very vocal advocate for legalizing medical cannabis and has gained notoriety in New Zealand and now the rest of the world. I think you will really like Ngaio’s amazing story. I do have to apologize for the quality of the sound due to a telephone connection, a few happy