Podcast: When weed is your only hope

Parents fight to get marijuana for sick kids

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Renee Petro was out of options for her sick son Brandon.

“As a mother, you have to do everything for your child … you have to go through any length to do that, and nothing will stop you—that’s when I came across cannabis,” she said.

Petro is a part of a growing group of parents across the country fighting to get medical cannabis, and the drugs derived from it, for their sick children when every legal drug has failed. The problem is, most of them live in states where it is illegal to use medical marijuana.

On the latest episode of the DecodeDC podcast, guest host Miranda Green teams up with News 21 reporters who did a deep-dive on all aspects of marijuana policy – especially the challenges these desperate parents face every day.

Click here to listen to When Weed Is Your Only Hope

Subscribe to the weekly podcast, stream new and past episodes and read and share the great thought pieces and analyses you’ll find on the DecodeDC blog at DecodeDC.com.

Print this article Back to Top