Advocates: Need for Medical Marijuana is Urgent in Md.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Medical marijuana advocates say epileptic children who would benefit from the drug are dying for lack of access to it. They say lawmakers need to make it available in Maryland urgently.

The House Health and Government Operations Committee heard testimony Friday from Dels. Cheryl Glenn and Dan Morhaim, who are sponsoring bills to set up marijuana treatment centers.

Several parents also testified about how marijuana could ease their children’s seizures and suffering. Cheryl Meyer of Baltimore said her epileptic 2-year-old son who died last year likely could have been saved by a medical marijuana strain available in Colorado.

Glenn and Morhaim’s bills would allow five marijuana growers to sell the drug through satellite offices, and patients would need physicians’ notes to buy it.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS DC

D.C. Lottery Live
Follow and Like Us

Listen Live