The Illinois House passed a bill adding epilepsy to a list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. This new bill is meant to help children who are having 100 to 1,000 seizures every day. Many of them have intractable epilepsy, which means they do not respond to other medications or treatments.
A.M., 17, a Kelvyn Park High School senior, dreams of going to college and becoming a lawyer. The hitch: He’s undocumented.
“The first thing that I heard about colleges was if you’re an immigrant and you don’t have papers, you can’t go to college,” A.M. said. “That was hard for me because I wanted to try to do something in the future.” Continue reading “Financial burden delays dreams of undocumented youth”