Parents travel 1,700 miles for child's 'liquid miracle'
Posted February 24, 2014
We were contacted by a local father about doing a medical marijuana story involving children with epilepsy. Turns out, this story is not about the kind of marijuana most people envision. It involves a new strain of marijuana that apparently doesn’t get you “high."
This father wants his daughter to try it because of the amazing results other children with similar conditions are experiencing. I spoke with her doctor and was somewhat surprised by what she said about it.
What makes the oil extract a big issue – it’s not legal in the Tar Heel State. As a result, North Carolina families who say they’ve exhausted all other options in dealing with this debilitating disorder are now moving to places like Colorado where it is legal.
We felt the only way to really do this story was to go to Colorado and learn for ourselves what this is all about. What we discovered is simply amazing.
We spoke with the people growing this new marijuana strain, and we met up with a Raleigh mother who recently moved out there for the sole purpose of obtaining this marijuana extract for her daughter.
Watch WRAL News tonight at 5:30 p.m. to find out why parents are traveling 1,700 miles for a “liquid miracle” and why they say there’s nothing to lose but a whole lot to gain.