Idaho Mom Used Marijuana Butter To Treat Daughter's Seizures, Had Kids Taken Away And May Be Going To Jail

Aaron Homer

An Idaho mother who used marijuana butter to treat her daughter's seizures has had her children removed from her custody and may be facing a long prison sentence for child abuse, KTVB (Boise) is reporting.

Kelsey Osborne admits that she gave the cannabis concoction to her daughter "as a last resort." Her three-year-old daughter, who has suffered seizures her entire life, was having a particularly bad one on the morning of October 8. The young girl was going through withdrawal symptoms from Risperdal, an anti-psychotic drug that is used treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She was seizing so badly that she was hallucinating, and nothing Osborne could do would get the seizures to stop.

"They would stop and come back, stop and come back with the hallucinations and everything else."
"Everything stopped 30 minutes later."
"There was a lot of media attention about how medical marijuana is good for epilepsy. We became interested in finding out whether there was scientific evidence in the literature to support the claims of these people who have seen great benefits."

The State of Idaho, however, doesn't see things that way. Marijuana is illegal there, and that's all that matters, to law enforcement and child-welfare authorities.

After treating her daughter with the marijuana smoothie, Osborne took her to the emergency room. There, the young girl tested positive for marijuana. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare was called; Osborne's two children were removed from her custody and sent into the care of their father, where they remain to this day. Osborne herself was charged with one count of misdemeanor injury to a child.

— Devan Kaney (@DevanKBOI) November 3, 2016

"Even in states that have legalized it it's not legal to give to children. The cannabis that is used for children with epilepsy is called cannabidiol oil and it has had THC removed from it."
"Marijuana is illegal, period."

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