An Idaho mom who gave her 3-year-old daughter a marijuana smoothie to help relieve her seizures has lost custody of her children.
Kelsey Osborne, 23, had her children taken away by authorities after her daughter tested positive for marijuana at her pediatrician’s office on Oct. 5.
Osborne said the smoothie she made for daughter, Madyson, contained a tablespoon of marijuana-infused butter and was a “last resort,” according to KTVB.
Madyson suffers from seizures and in October they were particularly bad: “They would stop and come back, stop and come back,” Osborne said. “With hallucinations and vomiting.”
The girl was also in the midst of withdrawing from Risperdal, which is used to treat schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder (it’s unclear why Madyson was prescribed the medication), and Osborne says the pot stopped it all within 30 minutes, KTVB reported.
Osborne took Madyson to the doctor, and that’s when she tested positive for marijuana and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare was called.
A state representative with the Department of Health and Welfare told KTVB, “marijuana is illegal, period.”
Osborne was charged with misdemeanor injury to a child and pleaded not guilty.
Medical marijuana isn’t legal in the state, and in those places where children with epilepsy are permitted to partake in pot, they use cannabidiol oil, which is free of THC.
The Twin Falls Times-News said Osborne couldn’t get the oil, and so resorted to using butter that she prepared herself. KBOI reported Madyson and brother Ryker, 2, are currently with Osborne’s ex-husband; she is allowed supervised visitation.
On Thursday, she teamed up with Idaho Moms for Marijuana outside the Department of Health and Welfare in protest. “I won’t stop [fighting to get them back],” she says.
“If it takes me two years, then it’s going to take me two years.” (This mom’s pot tea was problematic.)