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While Maryland dallies on medical marijuana, children suffer

While Maryland dallies on medical marijuana, children suffer

Parents helplessly watch the open, vacant unseeing eyes of their child, knowing inside their kid's brain an electrical firestorm rages. The seizure passes, and the immediate parental relief is tempered by hard experience: This is just a break until it happens again — and it always, always happens again.

Our 8-year-old daughter suffers from intractable epilepsy; none of the six prescribed pharmaceuticals that we have tried effectively control her seizures. Under the care of wonderful, watchful doctors, we've tried some of these in tandem with others, we've tried varying doses, and we've tried varying times to administer them. No luck. On the worst days, she still suffers more...

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