Let me give you a few details into why and how Pinnacle CBD came into existence. My name is Kevin Lacey and my wife is Jessica Lacey. Our daughter has Epilepsy and the full story of it is below.
I wanted to find a way to help her and get her away from the Big Pharma meds. I knew marijuana had a lot of potential in helping, however we live in Missouri (not legal in anyway) and I really didn’t want to send my (at the time) 13-year-old daughter to school high every day.
That’s when I discovered hemp and the benefits CBD has. At first, I bought some other brands, tried them at our retail store, and tried them on my daughter. The results weren’t great. Listening to people’s feedback was really discouraging and I had almost given up. I started to wonder if maybe CBD is just some snake oil. Maybe this isn’t going to help my daughter at all.
That’s when I met a guy who taught me a lot and I learned why so many brands don’t work (huge thank you to that guy). I spent the next several months learning as much about hemp and CBD as I could (and I’m still researching). After getting the right farmer, with the right genetics, and the right extraction method – we had an amazing product that could do so much more.
Every day we hear stories of what Pinnacle CBD has done for so many people and families. I cannot describe to you what these stories have done for me. They are what run this company. We will continue to educate and grow our products to create the most effective products we can.
When our oldest daughter was 9, she had her first seizure and was diagnosed with complex partial epilepsy. That was a hard blow. It’s ok, the doctors will give us answers and how to fix it – right? Nope. No rhyme or reason as to why a perfectly healthy 9-year-old would all of a sudden start having seizures. Their best way to fix it was to throw medicines at it and up the doses until it stops. Thanks doc, I could have thought of that.
So, after several types of seizure medications and multiple dosage increases (if she had a seizure, they went up by 25 mg until they stopped), they eventually got them fairly under control. So, although her seizures were at a minimum, the meds were causing some other issues and the Dr. prescribed some ADHD medicine because that apparently is a common side effect to seizure medicine.
Those meds changed our little girl. She was not the same. She was not outgoing, loud, talkative, – really just no emotions at all. She was about 13 at this time and a teenage girl should be all of those things at high levels, lol. On top of that, she had come to me a few times about how insecure she was because of having seizures and having to take the meds. It was crushing her self-esteem. I never realized that side of things and how emotional having any condition can be on someone. Taking a pill each day isn’t a big deal in my mind, but it can be devastating to a young adolescent. As a father, you just want to make it better and fix any problems your little girl is having, but there wasn’t much I could do.
This was when I ventured into the CBD world. (story above) When she started using CBD, she almost instantly quit taking her ADHD medicine and her self-esteem went up a lot. Later, she completely weaned off her seizure meds and has been seizure free for over 3 years. Yes – the meds would save her from having seizures, but CBD saved her self-esteem. She is back to being the outgoing, too talkative, super emotional girl and I wouldn’t want her any other way.