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Like many cancer patients, Mykayla Comstock takes medical marijuana to ease the often intense side effects of chemotherapy. But unlike other patients, Mykayla is a 7-year-old with leukemia.
Her mom Erin Purchase says the pills pushed Mykayla into remission, seemed to boost her appetite and decreased the nausea from her chemotherapy treatments. “It helps me eat and sleep,” Mykayla told the Oregonian.
But her father doesn’t agree, and some doctors and researchers say they’re worried about the effect medical marijuana could have on a developing child.
What do you think? Should seriously ill young children be given medical marijuana?
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- dreamcyn answered: I agree. They’re pills just like anything else. If they find out the THC can kill her, that’s different, but come on.
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- somegirlalex said: If the give children other dangerous, possibly life threatening medications, then why not give them something that is helping and is a natural remedy. It makes sense to give her the pill form.
- alexanderhuggins answered: BLAZE DAT SHITTT LIL GURL!
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- tumblrergosum answered: If a drug by any other name could help so much, for so many different chronic illnesses, and with so few side effects they’d callit a miracle
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- aditl answered: It seems remiss to be concerned about a child’s development when that child is terminally ill.
- onlyforthedogs answered: of course they should, can you imagine being 7 and having to endure the poison of chemo? uptight dad should sit down and be quiet..
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- shar-kitty answered: If it is helping, why the hell not?
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- deejang0 answered: Well, on one hand you’ve got possible developmental effects and hazards. On the other, you’ve got cancer. I just don’t see the argument.
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- aimlessinscribing answered: I think children should not only be allowed to use medical marijuana, I think it should be mandatory for children to use medical marijuana.
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- ahaze answered: what the actual fuck? Some other medical drugs are way worse. If it helps her and has less side effects than other drugs, why the fuck not !?
- lastgirl2leave answered: if it is helping her recover from the poisonous chemotherapy, why would you NOT let her have it? that’s what i find odd.
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- ed-montague answered: if it helps them get better, of course
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