MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Various hemp plant products have grown in popularity. Now CBD oil seems to be taking the supplement industry by storm. Users and distributors claim it treats a host of ailments from insomnia and pain to anxiety and seizures.
Tony Falasca started making CBD oil on his own after seizures brought him to his knees. In the early 1980’s, Falasca was in the Navy working as a chef for a two-star admiral when his first seizure struck.
“You have a seizure in the military, you’re considered done,” he says.
After three years in the Navy, he was forced to leave on a medical discharge. The seizures themselves became more and more frequent, and Falasca says doctors traced them to a traumatic brain injury as a child. He was put on all kinds of medications to control them.