How young is too young for medical marijuana?

Posted at 12:04 PM, Nov 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-28 12:07:17-05

A 7-year old girl fighting cancer has sparked a national debate – is she too young to use medical marijuana?

Mykayla comstock was diagnosed with leukemia and deals with several side effects from chemotherapy. Mykayla’s mother treats her daughter with cannabis oil.

According to,– she’s one of 52 children in the state’s medical marijuana program.

Comstock’s mother says the drug helps her daughter and she’s now acting like herself again.

Doctors are giving two very different points of view.

Other doctors say young kids who have used marijuana lost IQ points or had brain damage.

They point out that more studies need to be done before choosing to give a child medical marijuana.

How young is too young for medical marijuana?