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Houston family leaves Texas for medical marijuana in Colorado to treat toddler daughter

Texas is growing. More and more people move to the Lone Star State every day. There are lots of jobs, a reasonable cost of living and no state income state.

But one Houston family is leaving, moving to another state because of something Texas does not offer. It was a decision they considered to be life or death.

“Everything we know and love has been here in Texas,” said Shannon Williams.

Shannon, Stephanie and their children are packing their lives into a truck and moving to Colorado.

“All of our family is here in Texas and we don’t really know anybody in Colorado,” said Stephanie Williams.

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But there is something critical in Grand Junction they don’t have here in Houston. It’s called hope.

“That hope is cannabis,” said Stephanie.

Cannabis, as in marijuana.

“All she needs is a little bitty drop every day, the size of a rice grain,” said Shannon. “That’s all she needs and that’s her daily medicine.”

That ‘she’ is their 3-year-old daughter, Shania. Read more

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 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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  1. April 27, 2014 at 11:16 pm

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    Houston family leaves Texas for medical marijuana in Colorado to treat toddler daughter

  2. April 28, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Fuck Texas, backwards ASS PEOPLE!!! oh wait i live here, and im stuck. I can’t leave, i can’t go. Well I guesss but i just don’t know…. oh well i guess but i just don’t knowwwww heeeerrrooooiiiiin, its my wife, and its my life, because when i put a needle into my vain, i tell ya things aren’t quite the same and when i’m dead and full of rush and gin and i feel just like jesus son, i say i loooove heeeerooooiiiiiin!!!!!!