Jersey Family Moves To Colorado So Child Can Get Medical Marijuana
Brian and Meghan Wilson would rather have stayed near family and friends, but the health of their epileptic 2-year-old daughter takes precedence.
They’re going to Colorado to seek out treatment for their daughter, Vivian, who needs a liquefied marijuana strain in order to prevent her potentially fatal seizures.
The Wilsons have been fighting for policy reform in New Jersey for the past year. Although the state began issuing medical marijuana cards back in 2012, there were stringent limits for minors that prevented kids like Vivian from being able to take edible marijuana. “Please don’t my daughter die,” Vivian’s dad implored Gov. Chris Christie (R) in August, pressuring the governor to approve legislation that would have expanded access to several strains of marijuana.
Christie ended up approving a weakened form of that legislation. But it wasn’t enough.