August 15th, 2013
10:09 PM ET

"Please don't let my daughter die, Governor"

Vivian Wilson is a young girl battling a potentially life-threatening form of epilepsy. Her family is finding few options to help her. In his documentary "Weed," Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiled a girl named Charlotte whose seizures were greatly reduced with cannabis.  But Charlotte lives in Colorado, and Vivian lives in New Jersey where medical marijuana faces far tighter restrictions. Vivian's father Brian confronted Governor Christie urging him to ease those restrictions, pleading, "Please don't let my daughter die, Governor."  Governor Christie says he will make a decision on signing a bill on loosening those rules tomorrow. Anderson spoke with Brian Wilson and Dr. Gupta about all of this.

Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Marijuana
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  1. Maureen Garza

    Agree with Ms Sutton we the people should be able to use this Medical Marajuana especially for our children. My Grandson Nick started having seizures at age 11 immediately after getting an Hepatitis Injection. He isn27 years old now and still taking so many drugs it is unbelievable . The Pharmaceutical Companies control too much ? And if parents don't want them to have a vaccinations so be it. Please let me know where to get the medical Maarajuana if you can. Nick is currently in Chicago for Testing ? Again
    Nothing seem's to help.

    August 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm |
  2. Joe Sutton

    Our country puts guns in the hands of our enemies but it won't ok medical marajuana for the children who desperately need it! SHAME ON YOU!! P.S. it's "we the people" not we the pharmaceutical companies!!!

    August 15, 2013 at 10:59 pm |

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