A 14-Year-Old Boy gave NY Hope in Legalizing Medical Marijuana

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This past weekend, New York became the 23rd state in the US to legalize medical marijuana. Though Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill Saturday, it will be at least another 18 months before medical becomes available in New York for patients, something parents of children in need of the treatment fear. Missy Miller is an […]

This past weekend, New York became the 23rd state in the US to legalize medical marijuana.

Though Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill Saturday, it will be at least another 18 months before medical marijuana becomes available in New York for patients, something parents of children in need of the treatment fear.

Missy Miller is an Atlantic Beach resident and mother of two children, Oliver and Katy. Her 14-year-old son, Oliver, suffered a stroke in utero and as a result has a brain stem injury that causes him to have hundreds of seizures a day.

Because certain strains of marijuana have received international attention for curbing seizures in children, Missy has devoted her life to fighting for the legalization of medical-marijuana in New York.

Elite Daily met with Missy earlier this year to discuss her frustrations with the current New York political system, and her fear of losing her son.

What we can take away from this touching account is that those who suffer and find solace in marijuana use are the real measure of marijuana’s success. Charlotte Figi’s family was a catalyst for cannabis research for those suffering from epilepsy, and Oliver’s will continue to inspire others going through the motions of New York’s much needed medical marijuana legalization.

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H/T: Tyler Gildin, Elite Daily