7-year-old girl gets medical marijuana for chemo side effectsSubmitted by Stephanie Ealy on Sun, 11/25/2012 - 23:15
Medical marijuana, a popular treatment for ailments among adults, has a whole new demographic using the drug in Oregon: children.
Controversial to say the least, fathers, mothers and doctors don't all agree with the idea now. But will administering the drug to children ever become widely accepted?
It sounds kind of strange, but kids aren't sitting around smoking bongs, pipes or taking hits off doobies. They actually take it quite similarly to any other medicine, in pill form, or it's often baked into cookies or brownies.
Freckle-faced, Mykayla Comstock, diagnosed with leukemia, receives the drug in an oil capsule form or in snacks made with marijuana butter to treat the side effects of her chemotherapy.
Currently, 52 youngsters with parental and doctor's approvals and medical needs that warrant cannabis receive assistance...Read more: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/13467769-7yearold-...