Across the country, thousands of children use medical marijuana for a range of ailments including intractable epilepsy, pain, anxiety and symptoms of multiple sclerosis. As the number of pediatric medical users grows, so do issues that confront parents, patients, doctors and policymakers. There are no federal laws specifically covering children’s use of medical marijuana, and state laws on the subject are a complex and sometimes contradictory patchwork.
"Medical Marijuana for Kids: Often, No Clear Path, Legally and Practically" is from the December 31, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Kohn and narrated by Jill Melancon.