Medical marijuana has been approved in many states to help chemotherapy patients cope with nausea and appetite loss. Meet Mykayla, a 7 year old Oregon resident, receiving treatment to combat an particularly aggressive form of leukemia...and also a medical marijuana user. (source)
Mykayla's father was horrified when he learned of his daughter's marijuana use, while her mother and mother's boyfriend see the drug as a harmless way for Mykayla to treat pain, nausea, sleeplessness, and depression.
Mykayla described the effects of the drug this way "First you get hungry," she said. "Then you get really funny, and then you get tired."(source)
Mykayla is authorized to use medical marijuana by the state of Oregon.
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