Family wins fight to treat son with oil form of marijuana - Fox 2 News Headlines

Family wins fight to treat son with oil form of marijuana

Posted: Updated:
  • Arizona HeadlinesMore>>

  • TSA holds contest for ideas on how to speed up security screening

    TSA holds contest for ideas on how to speed up security screening

    We all know how frustrating airport security lines can sometimes be. They can be long, and then you have to remove your shoes, and don't forget to make sure those liquids are in a zip lock bag. It can ruin a trip before it even starts.So do you have an idea how to make airport security better? Make the lines faster? If you do, it could earn you part of $15,000.
    We all know how frustrating airport security lines can sometimes be. They can be long, and then you have to remove your shoes, and don't forget to make sure those liquids are in a zip lock bag. It can ruin a trip before it even starts.So do you have an idea how to make airport security better? Make the lines faster? If you do, it could earn you part of $15,000.
  • Man arrested for voyeurism: caught filming a woman shopping in a fabric store

    Man arrested for voyeurism: caught filming a woman shopping in a fabric store

    Phoenix Police say a man has been charged with 26 counts of voyeurism after he was caught filming a woman in a fabric store in Ahwatukee.Clinton Leroy Hollister, according to police, was caught on April 22nd, 2014 filming a woman inside the store.
    Phoenix Police say a man has been charged with 26 counts of voyeurism after he was caught filming a woman in a fabric store in Ahwatukee.Clinton Leroy Hollister, according to police, was caught on April 22nd, 2014 filming a woman inside the store.
  • Trial set for mother of missing Jhessye Shockley

    Trial set for mother of missing Jhessye Shockley

    Almost three years after the disappearance of little Jhessye Shockley of Glendale, a trial date has been set for her mother.Jeryce Hunter is charged with her daughters murder, but little Jhessye's body was never found. A national group still lists Jhessye as a missing child, even posting an age progression photo of what she would look like now.
    Almost three years after the disappearance of little Jhessye Shockley of Glendale, a trial date has been set for her mother.Jeryce Hunter is charged with her daughters murder, but little Jhessye's body was never found. A national group still lists Jhessye as a missing child, even posting an age progression photo of what she would look like now.
PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

A Maricopa County judge has ruled that a 5 year-old boy from Mesa with multiple disorders including horrible seizures can be treated using marijuana extract oil.

The family has fought a battle with the State of Arizona after they said it was bizarre that they could give their child medical marijuana but not the oil.

FOX 10 talked to the family tonight about the new ruling.

"We're feeling very excited, we're thrilled right now, and we just can't wait until we can give him the medication that he needs," said Jennifer Welton.

Since October Jacob and Jennifer Welton have been working with the ACLU to fight the state to allow them to give their 5 year-old son Zander oil made from marijuana.

"He has cortical dysplasia, gross developmental delays, and epilepsy," said Welton.

After hearing about marijuana being able to treat these debilitating ailments they decided to try it for themselves the results, they say are life changing for Zander. His dangerous seizures dramatically reduced, and his mobility increased.

"He was having seizures every night every other night and they were long ones," she said.

Under state law, they can only give Zander the marijuana in plant form not oil.

They mash up the marijuana into applesauce. They say it's hard to determine exactly how much marijuana he's getting, and Zander doesn't like the taste.

But now with this new ruling a judge says the marijuana leaf is the same as the oil making it easier for the parents to measure and administer.

"For us it's always been about the quality of Zander's life and giving him the best life we possibly can as parents. That's our job, and if we have to fight for that then we're going to fight for it and we did and we won," said Welton.

They are meeting with doctors this week to begin talking about dosage and hope to start the marijuana oil treatment soon.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices