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Marijuana Refugees

Mohamad Halabi holds his daughter, Mia, has a seizure after arriving in Colorado Springs, Colo. from New York.

Marijuana Refugees


Halabi's daughter, Mia, has severe epilepsy. Treatment by some of the

country's best neurologists and with the most powerful drugs has done

little. This year, doctors told him to prepare for her death. In July,

he and his wife, Miriam, saw an online video of a Colorado Springs

girl's astounding recovery from epilepsy using an oil made from a

special strain of marijuana.

The Halabis live in New York City, where

medical marijuana is illegal. Families of children with severe medical

problems are moving to Colorado from all over the country to get the oil

that appears to be working. They call themselves marijuana refugees.