Angela Brown could be facing up to 2 years in jail for using cannabis oil to help her 15 year old son Trey with the side effects of his brain injury.
“I broke the law, but I did it to save my son,” Angela said.
She had traveled to Colorado to obtain the cannabis oil and brought it back to Minnesota where it is illegal. She administered the Cannabis oil safely to her son and said the results were amazing. Trey was finally seeing relief from daily migraines, muscle spasms and uncontrollable outbursts.
As activist post reports:- The miracle in a bottle didn’t last for Angela and her son. When Trey’s teacher asked how he was doing better in school suddenly, Angela mentioned the oil.
“Well, I gave him an oil that we’d gotten from Colorado, it’s derived from a marijuana plant. And then you could feel the tension in the room.”
It only took a week for the sheriff’s department to confiscate the oil. Later, county officials charged Angela with child endangerment which required child protection to get involved. If she is convicted of her charges she could face up to two years in jail and $6000 in fines.
“It’s asinine, I didn’t hurt my son; I was trying to prevent him from being hurt.”
CBS News, who attained the interview with the family, took the time to reach out to the county prosecutor, law enforcement and Trey’s school district. All declined any form of interview about the case.
The final killer in this story is that in May, Minnesota became the 22nd state to approve specific forms of medicinal marijuana. But the law doesn’t go into effect until 2015. So, although this substance is already recognized as something that will become legal very soon, helping her son get better is still a crime.