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as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 01/21/2015 09:26am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A resolution
memorializing Lac qui Parle county attorney to drop the charges against Angela

WHEREAS, the Lac qui Parle county attorney filed two gross misdemeanor charges against
Angela Brown for child endangerment for permitting a child to be present while possessing a
controlled substance and contributing to the need for child protection or services for giving her
son, Trey, cannabis oil to relieve pain from a traumatic brain injury suffered in April 2011 when
he was struck in the head with a ball while playing in a baseball game with friends; and

WHEREAS, resulting from the injury, Angela Brown's son has pain so intense that he has
headaches, muscle spasms, and seizures, and has self-harming behaviors that have resulted in a
broken nose, broken clavicle, and wanting to end his life; and

WHEREAS, after exhausting all other options to help Trey cope with the pain, such
as administering more than 19 different prescribed medications, dealing with his suffering for
four months from a serotonin overload attributed to the prescribed medications, and following
an emergency room visit where a doctor suggested medical cannabis, Angela obtained medical
cannabis oil legally in Colorado; and

WHEREAS, Angela reported that within an hour of giving Trey his first dose of the cannabis
oil the pressure in his brain and much of the pain was relieved and the muscle spasms visibly
stopped; he began to enjoy life again and his ability to concentrate at school was improved; and

WHEREAS, under Minnesota Statutes, sections 152.22 through 152.261, medical cannabis
products become available to patients on the state registry on July 1, 2015; and

WHEREAS, criminal court proceedings in the Eighth Judicial District Court continue
against Angela Brown; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota that it urges the Lac qui
Parle county attorney to drop the charges against Angela Brown and calls on Governor Dayton to
also urge the Lac qui Parle county attorney to drop the charges and, if she is convicted, it asks
Governor Dayton to request the Board of Pardons to pardon Angela Brown.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of State of the State of Minnesota is
directed to prepare copies of this memorial and transmit them to Mark Dayton, Governor of
Minnesota, and Rick Stulz, Lac qui Parle county attorney.