Anna Prather-Weber never thought she’d be buying marijuana on the black market.
But the Norfolk mother did, for the love of her 18-year-old daughter, Rubina, who has suffered from epileptic seizures since she was 10.
Prather-Weber ordered the marijuana oil on the internet three years ago, from a company that said it didn’t contain the ingredient that produces the hallucinogenic effects.
Two other attempts brought better products to their doorstep.
The oil eased Rubina Weber’s seizures for a while, but eventually caused negative interactions with her medications, leading to an uptick in seizures.
Medical marijuana didn’t work for her daughter, but Prather-Weber is still a believer. In fact, she recently reached out to Maureen Allison, a Virginia Beach mother of two, who posted a query on Facebook.
The exchange between mothers led Allison to order marijuana oil on the internet a month ago to give to her 5-year-old son, Wesley, who has experienced what are