Medical Marijuana for Children Passes House

April 22, 2016
Rep. Ryan Speaks on HB 5450

This week the House of Representatives passed legislation to allow limited use of medical marijuana for children. I’m proud to support this legislation, HB 5450, which will help children with serious medical conditions.

We wouldn’t have achieved this victory if not for the incredible advocacy of Cyndimae Meehan and her mother. Cyndimae and her mother moved to Maine to take advantage of medical marijuana to treat Cyndimae's debilitating seizures. Her advocacy opened doors for other children in need of this treatment. Please watch the clip below to learn more about why I supported this bill.