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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.

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  • kirksherrill Feb 26, 2014

    In the last twenty years we've learned so much about using cannabis as medicine. The first benefits we heard of were help with glaucoma and relief from the side effects of chemotherapy.

    Now it's medically accepted worldwide that cannabis stops tumor growth and can even reverse many types of cancer. We've had years of breakthroughs in Epilepsy, PTSD, Asthma, Crohn's and Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis and many other diseases and conditions.

    You can study plenty of medical cannabis information and news articles online. I'll give you a few links on my site that I consider worth taking note of.

    I am Kirk Sherrill for NC House
    Republican Candidate NC House, District 84, Iredell County, NC. www.kirksherrill.org

  • 1anonymouscoward1 Feb 25, 2014

    It is so important that medical marijuana be legalized. I just can't watch this child suffer. How can any politician look at this kid and decide to do nothing?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Feb 25, 2014

    MEETMEINTHEMIDDLE said, Focus on drugs that cause addiction and are lethal, not from a law enforcement standpoint but from a public health standpoint.”

    That would be cigarettes.

    "Yet every year tobacco kills more Americans than did World War II — more than AIDS, cocaine, heroin, alcohol, vehicular accidents, homicide and suicide combined."

    Did you see that word at the end? "Combined"?

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/jun/29/george-will/claims-smoking-kills-more-people-annually-other-da/

  • Tyson Miller Feb 24, 2014
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    END THE DRUG WAR! CRUSH THE BLACK MARKET!

    Acknowledge the benefits of cannabis. End the propaganda and focus on real, long term solutions.

    Focus on drugs that cause addiction and are lethal, not from a law enforcement standpoint but from a public health standpoint.

    Go after real criminals and drug traffickers, not the responsible adult who happens to smoke.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Feb 24, 2014

    Legalize & regulate just like tobacco or alcohol and...

    1- Increase freedom & liberty. Stop using Big Government to control how people live their lives. It’s what Conservatives *say* that they value, right?...so why do they overwhelmingly oppose legalization?

    2- Reduce jail population by 15% to make room for REAL criminals

    3- NC could grow pot like no other State in the Union (like tobacco)...and make a boatload of cash...AND cut our taxes

    4- Myriad health benefits

    http://www.ibtimes.com/%E2%80%98medical%E2%80%99-marijuana-10-health-benefits-legitimize-legalization-742456

  • Forthe Newssite Feb 24, 2014
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    Sooner or later (I hope sooner) things like this won't be necessary as MM will be legal in EVERY state, w/ recreational use not far behind.....
    I just hope it happens soon enough to save more lives or at least make those lives a bit more bearable.