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Children And Medical Marijuana On HuffPost Live


If you caught Episode #101 of The Russ Belville Show you heard our interview with Erin Purchase and Brandon Krenzler, the parents of 7-year-old Mykayla Comstock, who is battling the effects of chemotherapy for her leukemia by using cannabis oil. As we set up the interview, Brandon told us how Anderson Cooper, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, and other shows have been trying to get them to fly out to New York for interviews. He also mentioned that Huffington Post Live wanted to speak to them last Friday, but he had already committed to come on our show.

So we contacted Huffington Post Live and let them know that we could make our studio feed available in our second hour and they could interview Brandon and Erin. The segment is embedded above and also includes Johnny Green from The Weed Blog, cannabis juicing expert Dr. William Courtney (who we brought to you from the Patients Out of Time Conference, audio here), and Jason, a father treating his son with cannabis as well.


About Author

Executive Director: Russ Belville has been active in Oregon marijuana reform since 2005, when he was elected second-in-command of the state affiliate, Oregon NORML. After four years with Oregon NORML, Russ was hired by National NORML in 2009, working as Outreach Coordinator and hosting the NORML Daily Audio Stash podcast until 2012. Since then, Russ launched the 420RADIO marijuana legalization network and is the host of The Russ Belville Show, a live daily marijuana news talk radio program. Russ is also a prolific writer, with over 300 articles posted online and in print in HIGH TIMES, Huffington Post, Alternet, The Weed Blog, Marijuana Politics, and more.


  1. I thought Mr Green was much younger. Its ok, I’m still old enough to be your father. And don’t have half your writing skills.

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