An Idaho mother is trying to get her children back after being charged for giving marijuana to her 3-year-old daughter, according to a Nov. 7, 2016, article at FirstCoastNews.com.
Last month, Kelsey Osborne of Gooding, Idaho, attempted to stop her daughter’s seizures by giving the child a smoothie that included a tablespoon of marijuana-infused butter.
On that particular day, her daughter’s seizures were especially bad, and the child was withdrawing from Risperdal, a drug for schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. The marijuana-laced smoothie helped calm the child.
“Everything stopped 30 minutes later,” Osborne said.
Soon after, she took her daughter to a clinic, where the staff discovered evidence of marijuana in the girl. The clinic staff called the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and Osborne was charged with misdemeanor injury to a child. She has pleaded not guilty.
Osborne’s daughter and son are staying with their father as she tries to get them back.
“I didn’t ever think it would come down to this, but it did,” Osborne said. “It tore me apart.”
She is adamant she did the right thing.
“To me I felt like it was my last resort,” Osborne said. “I’ve seen it for my own eyes with people out of state who have used it and it’s helped them or their children.”