By Annabelle Bamforth @ Ben Swann
Angela Brown, a mother fighting charges from the state of Minnesota for treating her son’s traumatic brain injuries with cannabis oil, has continued her fight with a motion from her attorney, Michael R. Hughes, to dismiss the charges. the motion was filed December 3rd.
According to a press release from Hughes, “Michael R. Hughes of Hughes Law in Bend, Oregon has filed motions in the Angela Brown case asking the Court to dismiss the charges. One of the motions filed argues that there is not probable cause to believe that Mrs. Brown committed child endangerment, as charged in the criminal complaint. The other motion requests that the Court dismiss the charges in the ‘Interest of Justice’.”
The Brown’s legal challenges stemming from a family decision to treat son Trey Brown with medicinal cannabis oil from Colorado has gained national media attention. The Browns looked to the oil to treat Trey, who had been suffering from muscle spasms and seizures following a brain injury, after all other medicinal options failed. Angela, charged with child endangerment, faces up to $6,000 in fines and two years in prison if convicted because Minnesota’s medical marijuana legalization bill does not take effect until July 2015.
Angela rejected a plea deal in October. Her next hearing is December 17th at 10:00 a.m. at the Lac qui Parle County Courthouse in Madison, Minnesota.