Wyatt Hauser's grandpa Neal Hutzler tried to comfort him as his mom Jessica Hauser prepared to testify before the committee.  Wyatt was born with a severe form of epilepsy called infantile spasms.  After trying many medical treatments that were ineffective or had severe side effects, Doctors recommended a chemical extracted from marijuana which is effective in treating Wyatt's illness and is currently illegal in Minnesota.

Senator Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, went outside the hearing room to talk with Amelia Weaver's family.  Angie Weaver testified before the committee about Amelia who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome that can be effectively treated with a substance extracted from marijuana which is currently illegal.

Senator John Marty, DFL-Roseville, center questioned Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger who urged caution and proper testing of marijuana.

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