Sunday, May 19 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:40:16 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:00:22 GMT
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:00:09 GMT
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn. During the week of May 20-24, 2013, the fees normally assessed to Auburn residentsMore >>
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn.More >>
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
Is it right to give a child battling a serious illness medical marijuana to ease the pain?
Her mother says she is doing whatever it takes to save her daughter's life.
The 7-year-old girl has leukemia. Her family and doctors decided to help her fight the pain with prescription pot.
In Oregon, there is no age limit for medical marijuana treatments.
The Oregonian reports 52 children are part of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. The kids need both parental consent and doctor's approval.
Mykayla takes pills or eats brownies made with marijuana-infused butter.
It's a topic that is dividing a lot of people, even within the medical community.
A pair of Seattle doctors weighed in on it.
"Normally I don't authorize children to use cannabis or medical marijuana, however, I think certain circumstances it would be appropriate," said Dr. Greg Carter. "I think in the setting of cancer, such as leukemia, I think it could be appropriate."
An expert in adolescent medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital disagrees, saying she would never recommend it to a child under any circumstance.
"There are many studies that look at 15 year olds to 18 year olds who use marijuana during that time and they lost IQ points," said Dr. Leslie Walker. "They had brain damage that was not recovered when they stopped using."
For young Mykayla's mother, it was a decision she felt needed to be made.
"I felt like I was going to lose my child at that point," she told The Oregonian. "I knew I would do whatever it took to save her life."
Copyright 2012 KPTV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.