MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa family plans to give medical marijuana to their 5-year-old son to treat his seizures caused by a genetic brain defect.
Zander Welton had his first seizure when he was nine months old and now has them weekly.
His parents say the cortical dysplasia coupled with autism keeps Zander from any real form of communication.
They say he squeals and grunts and on occasion will bring them a cup to indicate he's thirsty, but otherwise doesn't use hand gestures or form words.
After hearing of some disabled kids thriving thanks to medical marijuana, Jacob and Jennifer Welton have started the process of making Zander a legal card holder.
Phoenix TV station KNXV (http://bit.ly/17i1rj5) says the Weltons hope to start giving their son the marijuana oil drops by next week.
Information from: KNXV-TV, http://www.abc15.com