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7-Year-Old Girl Becomes One Of Oregon's Youngest Medical Marijuana Patients

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PORTLAND, Ore. - A 7-year-old girl suffering from leukemia has become one of Oregon's youngest medical marijuana patients.

Mykayla Comstock's mother credits the drug with helping put the cancer into remission.

But her father, worried about the effects of the drug on her brain development, alerted child welfare officials to the treatment.

Mykayla was diagnosed with leukemia last spring and the marijuana eases the effects of chemotherapy, according to her mother. The girl takes a gram of cannabis oil daily, The Oregonian reported.

"First you get hungry," Mykayla told the paper. "Then you get really funny, and then you get tired."

Her mother, Erin Purchase, 25, administers Mykayla's cannabis with the help of her boyfriend.

Mykayla's mother credits the drug for the leukemia's remission.

Oregon law requires no monitoring of a child's medical marijuana use by a pediatrician.

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