Maine parents face hurdles with medical marijuana

January 2nd, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Medical marijuana is legal for children in Maine if they pass a state certification process, but about two dozen families who want to try it say they have run into numerous obstacles.

The parents are eager to obtain a strain of medical marijuana that’s extremely low in the psychoactive component that makes people high but has been shown to be effective in treating children with epilepsy. But it’s not available in Maine, and parents told the Maine Sunday Telegram ( that even if it was, they worry about bringing it across state lines when their children go to doctor’s appointments in Boston.

One mother say she is flying with her daughter to Colorado, where the strain of marijuana is dispensed, to start the process of becoming a resident.


Information from: Portland Press Herald,


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