Meet The 14-Year-Old Teen That Helped New York Become The 23rd State To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Where there's a will, there's a way.

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Just this past weekend, New York became to 23rd state in the US to legalize medical marijuana. Now, meet the 14-year-old teen who helped make it happen.

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Recently, medical marijuana has gained international attention for curbing seizures in children. However, because of New York law, Oliver has not been given access to this treatment.

With 22 states having legalized the use of medical marijuana, the spotlight turned to New Yorkers to rally behind the Compassionate Care Act, which would make New York the 23rd state to legalize marijuana.

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The Compassionate Care Act would allow healthcare providers to talk to their patients about medical marijuana and certify those with debilitating and life-threatening illnesses, so that they may have access to medical marijuana to relieve their symptoms.

Frustrated with the progress and action the state was taking on legalizing medical marijuana, Missy Miller, Oliver's mother, devoted her life to fighting for the legalization of the drug.

A lot of people look at Oliver, or children like Oliver, and think what do they contribute. If they're here with all these problems, what do they really contribute? But Oliver really has contributed.