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MADISON - Angela Brown's attorney filed motions seeking to dismiss a charge of child endangerment against the 38-year-old mother in district court in Madison today.

Brown, of Madison, was charged for administering cannabis oil to treat her 15-year-old son Trey, who suffers from a traumatic brain injury.

Attorney Michael Hughes told the court that the child endangerment charge is intended for serious drug cases, where parents are selling or making drugs in the presence of their children.

There is no evidence she administered the oil for any other purpose than to help her son. The attorney also told the court that the charge should be dismissed "in the interest of justice'' since Minnesota will allow the medical use of cannabis in July, and there is ample evidence indicating that Brown's son would qualify as a registered patient under the state's new law. 

Read more in the West Central Tribune.

Tom Cherveny

Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.

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