A mother of two may be sent to jail for two years for attempting to treat her son’s seizures with cannabis oil.
Angela brown is charged with transporting the oil from Colorado to Minnesota. “We chose to treat him with medicinal cannabis oil, which saved his life, after all doctors failed him.
Her son, Trey Brown, suffered a traumatic brain injury three years ago after being hit by a baseball. In response to his regular seizures, a doctor suggested the family travel to Colorado to purchase cannabis oil.
The treatment appears to be a success, that is, until Trey’s school found out. School officials turned Angela into the authorities. As result, she was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment.
Ironically, Minnesota has become the 22nd state to approve medical marijuana and Trey’s condition is covered under this provision. The law doesn’t go into effect until July of 2015, Angela will still be charged and could face up to two years in prison.
The family isn’t wealthy by any means, so they have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for her legal defense.