Seven Year Old Mykayla Comstock’s Leukemia Treated with Medical Marijuana

Mykayla Comstock, 7, is one of 52 children in the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Her mother administers a daily dosage equivalent to smoking up to 10 joints of the drug in 24 hours to treat symptoms of leukemia and chemotherapy for leukemia.

Mykayla receives a potent capsule form of the drug twice a day. According to Oregon Live, Mykayla’s mother, Erin Purchase, says the marijuana helps to fight off infections and depression.

Mykayla’s use of medicinal marijuana is under an Oregon law that empowers parents to administer the drug to their children. The law was approved 14 years ago and does not require that a pediatrician monitor a child’s use of the drug under parental supervision.

According to Oregon Live, “The law instead invests authority in parents to decide the dosage, frequency and manner of a child’s marijuana consumption. The state imposes no standards for quality, safety or potency in the production of marijuana.”

– Read the entire article at Digital Journal.


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