Arizona family sues for right to treat ill 5-year-old with medical marijuana extract

By Travis Gettys

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An Arizona family has sued for the right to treat their 5-year-old son’s debilitating seizures with medical marijuana extract under a law approved three years ago by voters in their state.

The parents of Zander Welton said medical marijuana is the only treatment that’s worked for their son, who suffers from severe, drug-resistant epilepsy that is a symptom, along with autism, of a rare congenital condition.

He’s had portions of his brain removed during two surgeries and has taken pharmaceuticals with serious side effects, including organ failure and behavioral problems, and doctors said the only traditional treatment is a third brain surgery that could leave Zander paralyzed or in a vegetative state.

 

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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/29/arizona-family-sues-for-right-to-treat-ill-5-year-old-with-medical-marijuana-extract/