Pot for kids? Some Parents Say it’s Good Medicine

Some parents of children with autism also have been fighting to change state law to allow the disorder to be treated with medical marijuana. Some say they’re looking for treatments to take the place of prescription drugs that can have strong side effects.

Across the state, a small but growing cohort of parents of children with severe, debilitating conditions feel hamstrung by Michigan’s laws, regulations and court rulings that govern the pediatric use of medical marijuana.

“A lot of these kids are fighting for their lives,” said Robin Schneider, legislative liaison for the National Patients Rights Association, a statewide nonprofit group with an office in Grosse Pointe.

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