Connor Sheffield has, in the several months since he began using cannabis oil to treat his gastrointestinal dysmotility disorder, stopped having to use his feeding tube, gained 10 to 20 pounds and been able to go to school on a regular basis.
“I’m just way stronger than I used to be,” the 14-year-old Havre de Grace High School freshman said.
The challenge Connor faces now is being able to take his medication while at school, according to his mother, Tricia Sheffield. He currently has to be signed out and leave campus to take his dosage — he needs to take the cannabis oil every three to four hours, according to a pamphlet provided by his mother.
“It’s a miracle drug, definitely,” Sheffield said of medical cannabis, which has been legal in Maryland since 2013.
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