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Mykayla Comstock is seven years old and suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She has been under treatment and going through chemotherapy. So far so good! But there has been a lot of criticism because marijuana has also been a part of her treatment.
Comstock consumes pills filled with cannabis oil twice a day administered to her by her mother Erin Purchase. Despite the criticism Mykayla's says she is not sorry for the use as it helps her daughter through chemo. As a mother she would do anything to help her daughter. “As a mother, I am going to try anything before she can potentially fall on the other side,” she says.
Her father, on the other hand has concerns regarding the effect the use of marijuana may be having on his daughter’s brain.
Oregon is among the 18 states that has legalized marijuana for medicinal uses. However, its use, especially in minors still holds a lot of doubts as well as negative feedback. Oregon has no age limit for medical marijuana. At the moment there are 52 registered users of medical marijuana in the State.
Of course, there may be many more who go un-registered and those who fear coming forward will put them in bad light and have negative social implications.
Despite pot, cannabis or marijuana being legalized in many states, it will still be some time till proper guidelines as well as acceptance of its use is established.