Dana Ulrich has become an unlikely advocate for medical marijuana. Her daughter Lorelei was diagnosed with intractable autism and suffers from as many as 700 seizures every day. (Wallace McKelvey) Dana Ulrich has been mired in the battle over medical marijuana in Pennsylvania for nearly two years as one of the “mama bears.”
Her 7-year-old daughter, Lorelei, suffers from intractible epilepsy and experiences as many as 700 seizures a day. This week, she’s visited a number of lawmakers and will hold a press conference after Wednesday’s Senate committee hearing.
“What we’re asking is for the lawmakers to pass a law [...]
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A Wisconsin mother fought to make a special kind of medical marijuana legal to help her daughter’s seizures. And now she’s facing a harsh realization – the law on the books does nothing for Wisconsin families. Lydia’s Law passed last April. Parents of children suffering from severe seizure disorders celebrated, but almost a year later they still can’t get this strain of medical marijuana because of problems with the law.
Lydia Schaeffer was 7 years old when she passed away last May. Less than one month later a Wisconsin bill became law. A law that “on paper” would have given [...]
(Source: CBS4) FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Jesse Teplicki is a pot smoker. He even grows his own marijuana, at least he did until January 2013 when he was arrested after deputies found his 46 pot plants. Teplicki claimed they were used for medicinal purposes.
Teplicki, 50, claims he has chronic anorexia which results in a suppressed appetite and nausea. He said he was diagnosed with it as a child and found that that marijuana helps. “Like most people know, marijuana gives you the muchies, so it allows him to eat,” said Teplicki’s attorney Michael Minardi. “It dissuades his nausea and it allows him to function on a daily basis. It stops the [...]