The whole State of Minnesota and the cannabis community is in mourning over the recent death of eight year-old marijuana advocate Katelyn Pauling. Young Katelyn recently passed due to Infantile Batten a rare neurological disease causing seizures from a young age. Katelyn left a big footprint in the fight to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota.
Katelyn’s death came just months prior to families having access to medicinal marijuana in Minnesota. The first dispensary is expected to open in early July. Her parents felt that medical marijuana would minimize the amount of seizures she was having. In doing so, for months Katelyn’s parent’s drove six hour daily 15,000 mile round trips to the State Capitol to join the fight to legalize medical marijuana. Her parent’s persistentance and dedication caught the attention of Lawmakers.
Katelyn and her families’ sacrifices and efforts had and continue to be a huge landmark on the passage of medical marijuana in Minnesota. Representative Carly Melin stated, “Katelyn touched the lives of many legislators. She and her family made lots of sacrifices to travel to the capitol to advocate for the passage of medical marijuana. Her hard work will result in relief for sick and suffering Minnesotans in years to come. Katelyn will always be remembered. I wish her family peace during this difficult time.”
These are the type of stories that really hit home. This is a great example if you really fight for what you believe in no matter how big or small you can make a difference. The support in the fight for legalization of medical marijuana is growing by the day, More States are looking to follow the movement on the upcoming 2016 election ballots, one thing is for sure, Katelyn’s name will not be forgotten in her fight to help all children suffering with diseases.
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