Colorado ‘marijuana refugees’ meet for Easter

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<p>An array of marijuana plants in a Boulder grow. </p>

This Easter, about a dozen families spent their day in Pathfinder Regional Park, swapping stories about being "marijuana refugees." The event's organizer told the Gazette that moving to Colorado to treat her son with cannabis oil saved her son's life.

Other parents spoke about feeling isolated, and several children still deal with symptoms of their illnesses:

While attendees spoke of the benefits cannabis oils are bringing to their children, not all of their problems have been solved. Children such as Austin and Ava have not been weaned off their medications. And three kids had seizures during Sunday's event, including a 4-year-old girl named Hannah.