Families hope medical marijuana can help their kids with seizures
Garrett Brann, 3, and his mom Christine in their Hummelstown area home. Garrett has Dravet Syndrome and severe seizures, and his mother believes he could be helped by medical marijuana. Christine took him to Colorado to get a “red card” that puts him on the waiting list for use of medial marijuana. Mark Pynes | [email protected]
Families of children who suffer from seizures and others who believe they can be helped by medical marijuana are preparing to testify during a public hearing scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. before the state Senate Law and Justice Committee.
The hearing is on Senate Bill 1182, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act.
The bill is intended to allow patients who have a recommendation from their doctor to purchase and use medical cannabis from licensed Care Centers in Pennsylvania. The entire process – from the growth of plants to the administration of the medicine to the patient – would be regulated and overseen by the Departments of Health and Agriculture.
PennLive.com reporter David Wenner will be tweeting live coverage from the hearing below.
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