Sebastien Cotte talks during an event in Anderson on Sunday about how medical marijuana helped his young son.(Photo: Kirk Brown/Independent Mail)
Sebastien Cotte has seen how medical marijuana eased the suffering of his son, who has an incurable neurological disorder.
Cotte’s son Jagger was as only a year old when he had to be resuscitated in 2011. Medical experts said the boy from Stone Mountain, Georgia, had brain lesions associated with a severe form of what is known as Leigh’s disease and probably wouldn’t live longer than another two years.
Jagger celebrated his 7th birthday in September. His father attributes his unexpected survival to the cannabis extracts that he received while the family spent 13 months in Colorado, where such medical treatments are legal.
Speaking at event in Anderson on Sunday, Sebastien Cotte said the treatments gave Jagger a “much better quality of life” by reducing the seizures and easing the pain associated with his disorder.
Last year, Cotte joined a former NFL player, a Vietnam veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder and the father of another ailing