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7-Year Old Treated with Medical Marijuana

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Published on Nov 26, 2012

"A 7-year-old girl suffering from leukemia is one of Oregon's youngest medical marijuana patients.

Her mother says she gives her daughter marijuana pills to combat the effects of chemotherapy, but her father, who lives in North Dakota, worries about the effects of the drug on her brain development.

Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with leukemia last spring. Her mother treats her with a gram of cannabis oil daily, The Oregonian reported (http://bit.ly/TcqSqW ).

Mykayla's mother credits the drug for the leukemia's remission. "As a mother, I am going to try anything before she can potentially fall on the other side," said Erin Purchase, 25, who with her boyfriend administers Mykayla's cannabis."*

7-year old Mykayla Comstock is using medical marijuana given to her from her mother to combat the pain of chemotherapy she is undergoing to combat her leukemia. Is 7 too young to be using pot, and will she face related adverse health effects? Does marijuana actually have curative abilities?

*Read more from AP/ Seattle PI: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/a...

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