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Eight Year Old Battling Cancer Finds Help Through Medical Marijuana

Just after her 7th birthday, Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with intermediate risk T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia; a rare and aggressive blood and bone cancer.
“I thought it was just a typical child illness, such as pneumonia,” says Erin Purchase, Mykayla’s mother. “It was an extended cough with fevers. I never dreamed it could be cancer. I was completely shocked and heartbroken when we found out it was cancer; definitely not what I expected at all.”

After ten days of doctor recommended chemotherapy, Mykayla’s parents signed her up for a medical marijuana permit at a clinic in Portland, which at the time, made her the youngest medical marijuana patient in the state.

She started cannabis oil treatment right away and it led to immediate results. Read more

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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