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Epileptic teen taken by state after parents let him use medical pot goes home

Epileptic teen taken by state after parents let him use medical pot goes home

The Canadian Press
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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia teenager taken from his parents after they allowed him to smoke marijuana for medical reasons is back home.

A brief filed in his case by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia says the 15-year-old boy suffers daily epileptic seizures. He tried prescription medication and legal medical cannabis oil, but those didn’t work.

Then, his mother and stepfather, Suzeanna and Matthew Brill, let him smoke marijuana. Their lawyer, Catherine Bernard, said his seizures ceased for 71 days.

When authorities found out on April 19, they told the family to stop. The next day, the teen suffered a serious seizure and had to be hospitalized. He was placed in state custody and his parents were charged with reckless conduct.

On Monday, he was allowed to return to his family.

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