Seven-year-old's leukemia treated with medical marijuana11/26/2012
There's plenty of people around the country who are being treated with medical marijuana, but most of them are quite a bit older than leukemia patient Mykayla Comstock, who's just seven. She takes "a potent capsule form" of the drug twice a day, and occasionally snacks on gingersnaps and brownies baked with marijuana-laced butter. Unsurprisingly, her choice of treatment is divisive: Mykayla's mother and her mother's boyfriend are regular cannabis users who say she relies on the drug to ease her pain and nausea, while her father was so disturbed to see her "stoned out of her mind" that he contacted child welfare officials. Mykayla herself said her pills make her "feel funny, happy." [Source]
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Is Mykayla's treatment appropriate?