Oklahoma – Parents, lawmaker rally for medical marijuana at State Capitol

By: Rebecca Schleicher, Primetime Reporter

Could pot ever be legal in Oklahoma? It’s a question one lawmaker has asked for nearly a decade.
Saturday dozens met at the State Capitol to get the ball rolling on possible medical marijuana legislation. Among them were parents Kelli and Jason Dodson.
“It’s the worst thing that could possibly happening your life, to have a child who receives a diagnosis that is basically a death sentence,” Kelli Dodson said, talking about her daughter Katie who has¬†Dravet syndrome. Dravet is a rare form of epilepsy that could shorten her life.
And her body’s already rejected nearly 20 different medications.
“They’ve all had side effects of their own, some of them have increased her seizures,” said Jason.
That’s why the Dodson’s are calling for change. Asking Oklahoma lawmakers to allow¬†CBN, or low dose marijuana used for medical purposes.
“It’s an uphill battle but it’s one that we have to begin,” said state Senator Connie Johnson (D – Oklahoma City).
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