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Marijuana for epilepsy?

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Updated: 2/05 8:35 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Coming out in favor of medical marijuana, some local parents of children with epilepsy call it a matter of life and death.

Parents of Alena Lute, 9, of Jacksonville's Westside, told Action News that her medications are taking a toll on their daughter and they wish they could treat her with marijuana. In states where it's legal, marijuana can be administered in a liquid extract form with low levels of THC.

Trish Lute, Alena's mother, said she would prefer to give marijuana to her daughter than to continue administering a combination of medications her second-grader is currently prescribed. "I'd rather have [marijuana] than the chemical medications she takes on a daily basis," said Lute.

Some doctors are concerned about marijuana's detrimental effect on brain development, especially in young children. Medical marijuana legalization will be a ballot measure for voters to decide in Florida this November.
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BossIlluminati - 2/6/2014 11:10 AM
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the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING!!!13 Domino! perry, jindel, new york, florida, alaska, obama, DC, hemp bill, nobel peace prize nomination for Uruguay(should be cali's), big week and a half from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, and 2016 elections 20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol... love and freedom forever AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS!!!33
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