Mom faces charges for giving sick child pot

The last medical marijuana bill that was introduced in Idaho in 2015, was vetoed

IDAHO (CNN) – It’s difficult for any parent to see their child in pain, but what one mother did to help her little girl got her in trouble with the law.

The mother Kelsey Osborne said, “She was begging me to save her, that she was going to die, that she loved her dad and mike and me and her step mom, and she started going in to a seizure, her eyes locked to the side of her head, she couldn’t move.”

Kelsey Osborne’s 3 year old daughter, Madyson, was suffering from a seizure, something doctors have not found the cause of. When Kelsey was told to wait several hours before the next doctor’s appointment, she made a tough decision, one that has now gone viral.

Osborne said “At about 11 o clock is when I decided with my knowledge of cannabis, I was going to give her just a tiny bit in a smoothie and butter and it helped her. Thirty minutes later, she stopped having seizures and she stopped hallucinating.”

At the doctor’s office, a battery of tests were run to figure out the cause, one of which came back positive for THC. That’s when the department of health and welfare were called as part of protocol and child protective services got involved.

A Gooding yard is quiet tonight, as two children are without their mother, while she fights a misdemeanor child endangerment charge.”

Osborne said “I was sitting there thinking, I know this will help her and I know I can get in trouble for it, but this is my daughter’s life.”

Nine states will have marijuana reform on their November 8th ballot, but Idaho is not one of them. For this Gooding mother, she says something has to change.

Osborne said “This is her home, I’ve always been her main caregiver to my children since day one, i feel like at least medicinal should be legalized in Idaho.”

The last medical marijuana bill that was introduced in Idaho was in 2015. It would’ve legalized marijuana oils for medical purposes. Governor Butch Otter vetoed that bill.