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.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."