It doesn't matter whether it helps anyone what matters is the law, did she break the law? If yes then the punishment is deserved simple as that and just because allot of people support marujuana doesn't mean the law poof changes instantly, untill the law has been changed it is illegal and deserves punishment if the law is broken.
The Idaho mum was actually trying to help her daughter. If its something that can make a difference and help with her child's seizures, then i don't see anything wrong with that. In fact a mother only does what is right to her kids, so long as she is in the right mind. Therefore, a mum can never hurt her kids.
Marijuana has been safely used in medical trials, and in the general population prescribed by doctors in states where it is legal to help control seizures. This mother was just trying to do what was best for her daughter, and does not deserve to spend time in jail for helping her daughter.
No, she does not deserve her punishment because this may have been the only thing that helped her daughter. There have been many positives associated with marijuana, and if we punish a mother from helping her daughter, who are we? This could have been the best thing that ever happened to her daughter.
Support for medical marijuana nationwide is nearly 90%, and support for simply legalizing marijuana outright is now 60%. Unlike many pharmaceuticals, marijuana is essentially non-toxic. (A fatal marijuana overdose has never been recorded. Anywhere. Ever.) A friend is waiting till next year so he can stop using opioids for his MS.