The mom who gave her son medical marijuana has one charge against her dropped

Author:
Updated:
Original:

A western Minnesota mother will no longer face charges of child endangerment for giving her ailing son medical marijuana, the Pioneer Press reports.

Angela Brown, from Madison, was charged with two gross misdemeanors for treating the 15-year-old's severe pain, muscle spasms and seizures with cannabis oil.

But this week, Judge Thomas Van Hon ruled there wasn't enough reason to go forward with the child endangerment charge – a gross misdemeanor – and dismissed it, the West Central Tribune reports.

Brown will still face charges of "contributing to the need for child protection" – basically, doing something that causes officials to say the child needs protection, or another service. That is also a gross misdemeanor.

Last month, she asked the court to simply dismiss the case.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&x-yt-cl=84503534&v=GKvxWRYsyNw#t=44

Her son, Trey Brown, suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was hit in the head with a line drive during a baseball game three years ago. She bought the teenager cannabis oil in Colorado, and when used, say he experienced significant relief from his symptoms.

The charges came just months after the Minnesota Legislature approved a medical marijuana bill that will give certain patients access to marijuana in pill or liquid form, if a doctor or physician’s assistant approves.

The new law will take effect in July.

Next Up

coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

Minnesota confirms America's 1st case of Brazil P.1 COVID strain

The strain was found in a Twin Cities metro resident who recently traveled to Brazil.

classroom

Gov. Walz announces education plan aimed at eliminating disparities

The plan covers seven categories, including closing the racial education gap and improving opportunities in rural Minnesota

Tax forms

Charges: Otsego cleaning business underreported sales

An Otsego woman is accused of owing more than $20,500 in sales tax, penalties and interest.

Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 2.58.26 PM

Walz gives vaccine providers 3-day, 7-day deadlines to use doses

Those that don't use their allocation will be given less in the future.

purse

Border officers seize more than $550K in counterfeit designer goods

The shipments of fake goods were seized on Jan. 22.

Landfill plastic bags

4 Twin Cities landfills seek to expand capacity

This comes as the area's waste-to-energy facilities are operating at capacity.

Marcus Carr

3 of 10 finalists for NCAA's top point guard award have MN ties

Not a bad way to represent the State of... Basketball?

Justice, court

Minnesota grants unconditional pardon to grandmother facing deportation

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the first full pardon granted by the state in 35 years.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota changes vaccine appointment process, here's what to know

Walz also announced plans for a mass vaccination event at Xcel Energy Center.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 25

The latest figures from MDH have been released.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota health leaders say state's vaccine progress better than figures suggest

Minnesota is lagging behind national vaccination rates, but MDH leaders say this is because it's holding 2nd doses in reserve.

Related