EVANSVILLE, In. (WEHT) – One Kentucky family thought they had reached a dead end. Doctors said there was no medicine that could treat their young son, Eli Wooton, of his severe epilepsy until they learned of the healing powers of one controversial plant.
“I would just go over to the bed side and all I could do is cry,” said Eli’s mother Rita Wooton, “and pray ‘Lord, you have two options: you either take him right now because this is no quality of life for him to live, or you leave him and you fix this.’”
The Wooton family was at a dead end with no hope in sight. No medicine or medical treatment could cure Eli of his severe epilepsy.
But little did they know their hope would sprout up from the ground, and the cure they had been so desperately looking for would come from a natural plant.
Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man and it is no stranger to Indiana. In 1930, it was the third largest crop grown in the state. And in 1940, there were six hemp processing plants in Indiana alone.
Hemp was outlawed in 1970 because it is a cannabis-based plant that contains low amounts of THC commonly found in marijuana.
“But the difference is in the THC and the fiber and quality of the stalk,” said Wilson. “But the main thing is the 0.3 THC, and there is no psychoactive effect.”
Hemp is a renewable resource that can be used to make food fuel and fiber and now has healing abilities that are shocking the nation.
Eli is now 7 years old. Two years ago, he couldn’t talk or get through a day without having dozens of seizures. He was battling a rare form of severe epilepsy.