SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Legalizing medical marijuana in Missouri, cleared one of its first hurdles this week, getting initial approval from the House of Representatives.
That bill applies to people 18 years-old and older with terminal illnesses, though reps are considering allowing patients with other conditions.
We reached out to our viewers to put a face to the people who suffer from severe illness that could possibly benefit from using medical marijuana if the state legalizes it.
We heard from a lot of people with chronic illnesses and diseases against it and for it.
Wednesday we met Elliana Peterson. We learned about her struggle and why her family wants her to have access.
“When I was a baby mom called me lizard because,” proclaims Elliana Peterson as she stick out her tongue.
She seems like a normal six year old.
“Soon I will be in first grade,” she says.
She loves to read.
“Baby Goofy has a stroller. I used to have that,” she says.
Today is a good day. There are many others that aren’t.
“It’s never going to go away because she can drop at any time even on a good day but it’s, its nice not to worry that this one time she might not wake up. It’s stressful,” explains Elliana’s mother, Cassandra Peterson.