Medical marijuana advocate uses Dakotafest to tell his family’s story

August 20, 2010 at 3:06 am in The Daily Republic

Emmett Reistroffer said he has personally witnessed the healing power of marijuana.
As a 10-year-old, he watched as his grandmother wasted away from chemotherapy treatments. Sitting behind a table in a tent Wednesday at Dakotafest in Mitchell, Reistroffer said the family’s difficult decision to obtain marijuana for his ailing grandmother turned out well.
“She kept losing weight. They didn’t think she was going to live another year,” Reistroffer said. “We found some (marijuana), gave it to my grandmother and, for the first time in her therapy, she gained weight. I sincerely believe it prolonged her life.” Continue Reading