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Parents: ‘Willing to try anything:' Moorhead residents open to new Minnesota medical marijuana law

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MOORHEAD, Minn. — Brett Solum might be one of the first to obtain medical marijuana under a new Minnesota law slated to take effect next year.


The 13-year-old boy suffers from uncontrollable epileptic seizures, as many as 100 a day.

His doctors have implanted a device, recommended special diets and prescribed multiple medications. All have failed to provide relief.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to