Amelia is among more than 1,400 Minnesotans being treated with medical cannabis since the drug became legal in the state last July 1.

HIBBING — As with any 10-year-old, Amelia Weaver began to get restless as the adults' conversation wore on. But when her dad, Josh Weaver, spoke, Amelia's dark brown eyes followed him.

That alone bespoke a victory for the Hibbing girl, who suffers from a rare and particularly heinous form of epilepsy and who became something of the poster child for the cause of medical cannabis in Minnesota.

"Having her smile at us and give us eye contact and want to be a part of what we're doing and not having seizures all day has really been life-changing for Amelia," said her mom, Angie Weaver, as she and Josh sat with their daughter on the living room floor in their Hibbing home.

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John Lundy ~ DuluthNewsTribune.com ~

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