Raising Sam: A Story of Seizures, Marijuana and American Health Care

16 min
Sam Vogelstein and his mom Evelyn Nussenbaum stand outside the investigative pharmacy at UCSF holding a six month supply of Epidiolex. (Lesley McClurg/KQED)

Sam Vogelstein was having as many as 100 seizures a day. His parents tried more than 20 different medications. Then they stumbled on research showing the benefits of a marijuana-based drug. After trying to buy and make the CBD (cannabidiol) drug underground they eventually got into a clinical trial that has stopped Sam’s seizures.

Guest: Lesley McClurg, KQED science reporter

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