Parents of children with epileptic seizures tread into unknown territory with medical marijuana – Virginian

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.

It did.

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

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