3:56 PM, December 4th, 2012


This is little Mykayla Comstock. 

Mykayla is 7.

Mykayla’s been battling leukemia since June, when doctors discovered a basketball-size tumor in her chest.

To cope with the debilitating symptoms associated with her traditional cancer treatments, Mykayla consumes a gram of cannabis oil every day.

She also likes the way cannabis makes her laugh. “It’s like everything’s funny to me,” she tells us. Her mom, facing critics, wants you to know she isn’t drugging her child.

“I use this for her medicine,” she says. “It’s amazing, and I think people should know that.”

Reblogged from Newsweek
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