West Tarricone, 9, was diagnosed with intractable epilepsy before her first birthday. She suffers from multiple seizure types. After trying nearly two dozen medications, West's family sought out medical cannabis as a means to better control her seizures. HB-5450, a bill that legalized medical marijuana for children with certain conditions, was signed into law by Gov. Malloy in May 2016. The medicine did not become available until October. West received her first batch of medical cannabis in March 2017. West's mom said "THC is far more effective than any rescue med we have used before," and believes with the daily medication that there has been a "decrease in some seizure activity."