Pubdate: Thu, 27 Mar 2014
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN)
Copyright: 2014 Forum Communications Co.
Bookmark: (Marijuana - Medicinal)


A Hibbing child who has become a centerpiece in the discussion about
whether to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota will be the subject
of a benefit dinner next month.

The "Amelia Bedelia Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction" will take place
for Amelia Weaver beginning at 6 p.m. April 25 at the Hibbing Park
Hotel, organizers said.

Amelia, 7, has been diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a form of epilepsy
that causes her to experience more than 30 seizures a day and has
severely hampered her development. Her parents, Josh and Angie Weaver,
have said they will move to Colorado if medical marijuana doesn't
become legal in Minnesota this year. They cite reports of children
with Dravet Syndrome who have been helped by a form of medical
marijuana in Colorado.

Proceeds of the benefit will help the Weavers pay for medical

Tickets are $100 per couple and include choice of dinner and dessert.
They are available at 1st Realty Rangewide, 2832 First Ave., Hibbing;
and Grandma's in the Park/Hibbing Park Hotel, 1402 E. Howard St., or
by calling Brian Grzybowski at (218) 929-1235.

Donations also are being accepted to the Amelia Weaver Fund at
Security State Bank, 701 E. Howard St., Hibbing MN, 55746.
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