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Hopes rise as medical marijuana is legalized

By Agence France-Presse in Nimbin, Australia ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-05-23 08:31:07

Jai Whitelaw was 10 when he first took medical cannabis, given to him by his mother in a bid to treat the debilitating epilepsy that saw him endure up to 500 seizures a day.

Faced with the stark choice of breaking the law in the hope of soothing his chronic pain, or denying him possible relief, Michelle Whitelaw reached breaking point.

"I literally sat on (the) couch for two days, thinking 'Do I end his life and mine or do I risk helping him'," she said.

Hopes rise as medical marijuana is legalized

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