Judge clears parents to treat son with marijuana extract

Zander Welton
Zander Welton

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled a 5-year-old Mesa boy with debilitating seizures may be treated with marijuana extract, effectively re-interpreting the Arizona’s medical marijuana law, AP has reported

Judge Katherine Cooper ruled late Friday in preliminary injunction filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that Zander Welton can legally consume extracts.

In her ruling, Cooper says the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act authorizes qualifying patients to use extracts, including CBD oil, adapted from marijuana.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the motion Nov. 13.

The filing says Zander Welton “is likely to suffer irreparable injury if his parents cannot treat him with a marijuana extract without fear of criminal prosecution.”

Under the state’s current medical marijuana law, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office considers extracts illegal.

If you’d like to discuss marijuana issues, contact Ryan Hurley, director of the Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Dept. rhurley@roselawgroup.com

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