Adam and Heather Benton uprooted their lives to move across the country this April to provide their daughter, Addyson, with medical marijuana for her myoclonic seizures.
From West Chester, Ohio to Castle Rock, Colorado, the Bentons are now able to provide their 3-year-old with cannabis medications that they say have greatly improved her quality of life.
For Addyson, doctors have prescribed an oil made from a strain of marijuana that is heavy in cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-pyschoactive component of pot, and low in tetrahydrocannabinol, called THC, the chemical that produces a high.
WCPO reporter Lisa Bernard-Kuhn and photojournalist Emily Maxwell caught up with the Bentons in their new city a few weeks after their move.
Ohio voters may be determining whether the issue of marijuana legalization will be on the ballot this fall.
Read more about Addyson’s story and Ohio’s race to legalize marijuana at www.WCPO.com/pot.
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