CHICAGO (CBS) — Now that Illinois has begun issuing licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana, a Naperville family could soon have a happy reunion, more than a year after a mother and her children moved to Colorado to take advantage of that state’s medical cannabis laws.
Nicole Gross’ 8-year-old son Chase was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was six months old.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Overnight Storm Threat
“At one point, he had 4,000 seizures a day. They happened literally all day long,” said Gross. “You’re trying to keep him safe and trying to keep him functioning at the highest level possible.”
When medication didn’t help him, she made a drastic life decision.
“Chases’ seizures became worse in November of 2013, and he didn’t have any options in Illinois, so we decided we just need to move,” Gross said.