Mom faces misdemeanor for providing cannabis to seizing daughter

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GOODING, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) -- Kelsey Osborne is heartbroken. Her daughter and son have been taken from their Idaho home, while Osborne fights a misdemeanor injury to child charge.

“She was begging me to save her, that she was going to die,” Osborne said. “She said she loved her dad and Mike and me and her stepmom, and she started going in to a seizure. Her eyes locked to the side of her head, she couldn't move.”

Osborne’s three-year-old daughter, Madyson, was suffering from a seizure, something doctors have not found the cause of.

When Osborne was told to wait several hours before the next doctor’s appointment, she made a tough decision. It's a decision that has now gone viral.

“At about 11 o’clock is when I decided, with my knowledge of cannabis, I was going to give her just a tiny bit in a smoothie and butter, and it helped her,” said Osborne. “Thirty minutes later, she stopped having seizures and she stopped hallucinating.”

At the doctor’s office, a battery of tests were run to figure out the cause, one of which came back positive for THC.

That's when the Department of Health and Welfare were called as part of protocol and Child Protective Services got involved.

This Gooding yard was quiet Tuesday night, as two children are without their mother, while she fights a misdemeanor injury to child charge.

“I was sitting there thinking, I know this will help her and I know I can get in trouble for it, but this is my daughter’s life,” said Osborne.

Nine states will have marijuana reform on their November 8 ballot, but Idaho is not one of them.

For this Gooding mother, she says something has to change.

“This is her home. I’ve always been her main caregiver to my children since day one," she said. "I feel like at least medicinal should be legalized in Idaho.”

Currently, her two children, Madyson and Ryker, are staying with their father, and Osborne is allowed supervised visitation.

A link to their family's Facebook page is attached to this story.

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