Mother of 5-Year-Old Medical-Marijuana Patient Explains How Pot Helps Her Son
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When voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in 2010, do you think they wanted to prevent patients from getting specific forms of marijuana?
That's what the mother of 5-year-old Zander Welton is asking. The ACLU and the Weltons have filed a lawsuit asking the court to clarify that the definition of medical marijuana includes extracts of the plant, like the kind used to treat Zander's severe epilepsy.
-Arizona Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Filed by ACLU to Help Boy Receive Plant Extracts
As explained by Ray Stern in a recent New Times cover story, local law enforcement agencies, under the guidance of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, are treating certain preparations of medical marijuana as illegal.
This opinion comes about even though the voter-approved law says patients may legally possess marijuana and "any preparation or mixture thereof."
In addition to the lawsuit (which Stern wrote about last week), the ACLU also released an essay written by Jennifer Welton, Zander's mother, explaining the whole situation from her view.
The essay makes it seem fairly ridiculous that a prosecutor would target certain preparations of marijuana.
Read that essay on the next page: