Hospitals in Medical Marijuana Dilemma

The use of medical marijuana in hospitals remains in limbo nearly a year after state-sanctioned companies began dispensing it from licensed locations around the state.

That leaves people like Jennifer Livesey and her daughter, Carson, in limbo as well. Livesey said Carson, 16, needs to be hospitalized for three to seven days for tests related to her epilepsy. Orange Regional Medical Center, though, won’t allow her to possess and use the medical marijuana she’s taken since May.

“It’s controlling her epilepsy,” Livesey said. “I’m disgusted by the little thought that went into this, especially for epileptic patients who risk serious seizures.”

The tests are being postponed with the permission of Carson’s neurologist, Livesey said.

– Read the entire article at Times Herald-Record.