A group in Minnesota filed a 9,000 signature strong petition with the Lac qui Parle County attorney requesting that all charges against Angela Brown be dropped at her sentencing hearing this week. Angela Brown is the Minnesota mom charged with child endangerment for giving her fifteen year old son cannabis oil to treat his brain injury.
Angela was faced with two years in jail and $6,000 in fines in Madison, Minnesota back in October. She was offered a plea deal, but has chosen to take the case to trial instead. Her hearing for a final sentence decision is this week.
The Minnesotans for Compassionate Care organization collected the signatures to show support for the Brown family. Medical marijuana legislation was approved in the state when it was signed by Gov. Mark Dayton. The confusion is caused because the law does not technically go into effect until July 2015.
Fifteen year old Trey suffered a brain injury when he was struck in the head with a baseball. As a result of the injury, Trey suffered from many debilitating symptoms such as chronic pain, headaches, muscle spasms, and he has even had a seizure. The chronic pain caused Trey to act out in school, and at home. The family tried all pharmaceutical options provided by physicians, but nothing helped. That is why Angela decided to try cannabis oil that she obtained legally in Colorado. Trey experienced immediate improvement with the cannabis therapy. Angela was charged when she told one of Trey’s teachers what had made such a difference in his attitude at school.
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