How The Senate’s New Medical Marijuana Proposal Would Change The Game On Pot

by NICOLE FLATOW – As Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was announcing her landmark proposal to reform federal marijuana laws Tuesday, a four-year-old child named Morgan had a small seizure in the audience. Morgan has seizures so severe that she can’t sit, stand, or crawl independently. She can’t speak. She’s been hospitalized numerous times, and has never gone more than four weeks without a serious seizure. And at this point, her mother Kate Hintz said during the announcement, “we will never know what has affected her more. Her uncontrolled seizures or the mountains of medication she has taken in her life.” Kate was one of many parents who found, after years of using severe barbiturates to unsuccessfully treat their symptoms that marijuana was the only thing that helped their child. A bill introduced in the Senate Tuesday would for the first time since Congress passed the current drug prohibition scheme in...

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