SOUTH RIVER –
A Middlesex County mother has begun making her own blend of homemade medical marijuana oil to help her 9-year-old son with disabilities.
Michael Lucas has multiple disabilities, is hypotonic and also epileptic. He has been a client in New Jersey’s medical marijuana program for nearly three years. But his mother Jean Lucas says that the drug has only been stopping his seizures for one year.
Jean says that this is when she perfected her recipe. Michael takes THC oil, after CBD oil did not work for him. The difference between the two is that THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana, often associated with producing a high.
“I talked to someone in our group about how to cook it correctly. I made a potent product and I started giving more,” Jean says.
She says that rather than putting her son in a daze, the THC oil made him improve.
“The school instantly saw. They [said] ‘What are you doing with him?’” Jean says.
Michael used to seize hundreds of times a day, particularly when he went outside. But