Mykayla Comstock Is 7-Year-Old Medical Marijuana Patient
Mykayla Comstock, a 7-year-old girl with leukemia, is one of Oregon’s youngest medical marijuana users.
Mykayla, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last spring, is one of 2,201 cancer patients– 52 of them children — authorized to use cannabis by the state, the Oregonian reports.
The girl, who calls herself “Brave Mykayla,” takes a gram of cannabis oil daily to combat side effects of her chemotherapy, such as nausea, restlessness and loss of appetite, but she says that the pills make her feel “funny.”
Mykayla’s mother, Erin Purchase, credits cannabis with her daughter’s remission, but Jesse Comstock, the girl’s father, who is divorced from Purchase, is concerned that the use of medical marijuana will impair his daughter’s mental development.