On Behalf of Five-Year-Old with Severe Seizures, ACLU Seeks Ruling in AZ to Protect Access to Medical Marijuana in All Forms

Scales-of-Justice-01“Fearing criminal prosecution, Zander Welton’s parents had to stop giving him a medical marijuana extract that was successfully treating his severe seizure disorder.

Medical marijuana is legal in Arizona, but Maricopa County Attorney William Montgomery wrongly claims that the law applies to the marijuana plant only and that using extracts from the plant is a crime.”

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Welton vs State of Arizona Hearing

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“The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arizona filed a lawsuit to protect five-year-old Zander Welton’s parents from criminal prosecution for giving him a medical marijuana extract in the form of an oil. Zander has severe epilepsy and has suffered from debilitating seizures for most of his life. The oil containing the marijuana extract, in combination with dried marijuana, had reduced Zander’s seizures dramatically, resulting in an unprecedented period of sustained relief.”

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Gupta states we were “systematically mislead”

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CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta says we have been “systematically misled” on marijuana. He states, “I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. I spoke candidly to them, asking tough questions. What I found was stunning.”
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