A local cannabidiol (CBD) oil company recently started airing cannabis-based product advertisements on several national networks, making it the first in the country to do so.
“We are excited about being the first to take this leap into the national arena,” said Palmetto Harmony CEO Janel Ralph in a release. “The approval process was multilayered and took many months to complete, but national placement is a significant recognition for an American industry worth $7 billion today and, according to Forbes, expected to grow to $24 billion by 2025.”
Located in Conway, Palmetto Harmony was founded after Ralph’s daughter, Harmony, was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called lissencephaly, which is also known as “smooth brain.”
The condition left Harmony suffering from hundreds of debilitating seizures a day that were untreatable by pharmaceuticals, according to Ralph.
“We started looking at alternative treatments because modern medicines failed her,” Ralph told The Sun News.
That’s when Ralph turned to CBD oil as a solution, which she says has helped control Harmony’s seizures.
“[Harmony’s] whole quality of life has changed