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GA Family Moves Child to Colorado for Medical Marijuana

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A Georgia family moves to Colorado so that their 8 year-old son can get treatments for his seizures. The family says they have seen major improvements with medical marijuana.

Lori Geary reports.

We were able to Skype with 8-year-old Hunter Klepinger who's proudly wearing his Georgia bulldog shirt... but he's now living 1400 miles away in Colorado getting treatment for his severe seizure disorder with medical marijuana.

Aaron Klepinger told me by way oF Skype.. they saw amazing results the very first day.

"We've seen seizures that used to be 20 minutes now less than 2 minutes. He went without seizures for a 6 day period and also a 5 day period and that has never happened in 8 years. we are extraordinarily excited about it."

Aaron showed me how they give Hunter the cannabis oil, through a dropper, and under his tongue.

He and his wife are joining the other parents in Georgia... lobbying state lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana here.  

"We're losing our family.  The whole family has been together since day one, when we came to Georgia in the 70's."

We caught up with Hunter's granddad back home in east Cobb County... as he helped to pack up the Klepinger home.

For him,  it's bittersweet to see hunter's playroom and the rest of the home empty.

Ron Grzelka says he's praying Georgia lawmakers will think of their own children and grandchildren while deciding the issue.

Until then, he'll travel back and forth to Colorado. His first trip out there will be Wednesday.

"We're going to be so happy for him... it's going to be great to watch him for a whole day and not have a seizure... it makes a huge difference."

This week state senator Josh McKoon is proposing to appoint a committee to discuss the issue of legalizing marijuana in Georgia.

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