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Let's talk about the benefits of medical marijuana

Medical marijuana may be solution for severe childhood illness.
May 14, 2014 - 1:12 PM

SUMMERLAND - A medical marijuana conference is coming to Summerland this weekend in support of the Nuessler-Williams family who recently spoke out to media about their need for weed.

Kyla Williams, 2, has epilepsy and suffers daily from hundreds of seizures. Doctors have not been able to find a cure to help her. The family’s last resort is a special strain of medical marijuana that is illegal in Canada.

Kyla’s parents, grandparents and community have been fighting against the law’s restrictions on the drug, and even considered moving to Arizona where the drug is legal.

In support of the family, The Canadian SilverTour will present “Teaching Society the Benefits of Medical Marijuana” this Saturday, May 17 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Summerland.

Kyla’s grandfather, Chris Nuessler, a retired police officer will speak at the event, along with Rick Simpson, Canadian medical cannabis pioneer, and Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

There are two sessions, the first from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the second from 4 to 7 p.m. It is free for all wishing to attend. Donations to the Nuessler-Williams family are greatly appreciated.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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