Medical Marijuana

NJ Parents Await Medical Marijuana Measure To Treat Their Toddler's Epilepsy

Literally a poster child for the stuff


SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ—Monday brought a huge victory for local residents Brian and Meghan Wilson: The medical marijuana bill inspired by their 2-year-old daughter Vivian was approved by the State Assembly, the final step before it reaches Gov. Chris Christie's desk.

The Wilsons have made headlines for their fight to get their daughter a strain of marijuana that has shown success for children with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that causes Vivian to suffer frequent and violent seizures.

The family was met with obstacles, including satisfying state requirements that a psychiatrist sign off on Vivian's treatment, but were eventually able to secure a prescription for Vivian in February, making her one of the youngest enrolled in the state's program.