Norfolk family praises passage of medical marijuana oil bill to treat

Norfolk, Va. (WTKR) – A Norfolk family is praising the passage of a bill in the General Assembly that allows for the production and use of marijuana oils to treat patients with epilepsy.

Anna Prather-Weber started noticing the seizures in her daughter Rubina around the time she was nine years old. Rubina is now 17 and the family has tried everything imaginable to help her cope with the diagnosis of intractable epilepsy.

“We’ve been to Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins, Duke and no one could really help us. She’s been on over 12 pharmaceuticals, which none of them have given her any relief,” Prather-Weber told NewsChannel 3’s Todd Corillo Friday.

Rubina is prone to seizures at any time and the family

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