Seven-year-old Katelyn Pauling of Montevideo was on hand as Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL- Minneapolis, and Rep. Carly Melin, DFL- Hibbing, announced a bipartisan compromise bill legalizing certain forms of medical marijuana during a press conference Thursday at the Capitol in St. Paul. Katelyn suffers from Batten Disease, a form of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses that effects children and can cause seizures. Katelyn’s parents Jeremy and Kristy Pauling were also there. Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin
Relief on the way? Marijuana compromise brings tears of happiness
ST. PAUL — Angie Weaver shed tears, again.
“This means the world to our family,” the Hibbing mother said between tears of joy Thursday, hoping her daughter will be able to use marijuana extracts to ease up to 50 seizures she has a day. “This is going to help thousands of Minnesotans. ... My daughter is going to be able to stay in Minnesota and grow up with her cousins.”
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