By Steve Elliott
A Minnesota mother has been charged with child endangerment for giving her son medical marijuana to treat his pain.
Cannabis oil has been a lifesaver for 15-year-old Trey Brown, according to his mother Angela Brown, reports Liz Collin at WCCO.
"No mother should have to hold their child so they don't hurt themselves," Angela said, "He didn't want to live."
Three years ago, Trey suffered a traumatic brain injury at a baseball game. "It's been a very, very rough three years," said David Brown, Trey's father.
One pitch at a game of baseball with friends changed Trey's life forever.
"It just hurts my brain everywhere," Trey said. "I really can't explain the pain."
Trey gets headaches, muscle spasms and seizures. His condition got so bad, he wasn't able to go to school, and started to punch and cut himself.
"I was afraid to go to the bathroom; he'd be harming himself," Angela said.
Minnesota doctors seemed unable to help. Last winter, the Browns went to Colorado, where they found something that worked.
"Within an hour of him taking it, we could tell a difference," Angela said. They brought some cannabis oil back with them from Boulder, Colorado.
"I felt better -- the pain went away," Trey said. But when he school asked why Trey was doing so much better, teachers didn't like his parents' answer.