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Local Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy' Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A week after Forrest's 8th birthday, his mother Tanesha Smelser said doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy and prescribed him an anti-seizure drug.

She said the drug made him angry, violent and suicidal.

The Smelser family had reached a breaking point when Tanesha said they decided to ditch the pharmaceuticals in favor of medical marijuana.

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Local From plant to pill: 'We're not getting children high' From plant to pill: 'We're not getting children high' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The marijuana plant grown for seizure patients like 8-year-old Forrest Smelser is special, Jim Murphy with TJ's Organic Gardens said.

He said that unlike marijuana plants grown with a high THC level in mind - the psychoactive ingredient responsible for marijuana's "high" - Forrest's plant has less than 1 percent of THC.

"We're not getting children high. We're just giving them medicine, and that's what makes this plant special," he said. "It has a very low THC, and very high CBD."

Murphy said the plant has been given the name CBD, an acronym for another active cannabinoid in marijuana known as cannabidiol. CBD is the chemical believed to be treating seizure patients like Forrest.

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'It has become ever more important to restore and protect our wild spaces'

'It has become ever more important to restore and protect our wild spaces' »Play Video

Buford Park got a little greener Sunday as dozens of volunteers put on their boots and work gloves to plant over 1,000 native trees and shrubs across the local floodplain area.

The floodplain forest along the Willamette River, which includes Howard Buford Park, supports dozens of aquatic and terrestrial species.

The non-profit group Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah says that the land has been negatively affected by human use. Planting trees, the group says, helps the healing process.

Photos: Oregon beats Stanford, 45-16 at Autzen

Photos: Oregon beats Stanford, 45-16 at Autzen
Oregon quarterback and Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota (#8) sprints to the goal line for a score. Oregon led Stanford 24-13 at the half. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab

Turning back the hands of time at Conger Street Clock Museum

Turning back the hands of time at Conger Street Clock Museum

It's time to fall back again as daylight savings time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. JD Olson, the owner of the Conger Street Clock Museum in Eugene, will now start to reset the hundreds of working antique clocks around the collection over the next few weeks.

Layup4Lauren: 'One game. I want to play one college game'

Layup4Lauren: 'One game. I want to play one college game' »Play Video
Doctors advised the family to get their things in order: Lauren wouldn't live past December. To Lauren, that meant she still had time to make her dream come true. Which brings us to October 1, 2014: Lauren's 19th birthday. There was a surprise party after practice with her teammates from The Mount.

When Mount Saint Joseph University opens its women's basketball season in November, the opening game will be unforgettable.

It won't have anything to do with the score.

For one incoming freshman, taking the floor will be fulfilling the dream of a lifetime.

If she lives that long.

Fundraising for Autumn's cancer treatment: 'We're trying to do the best we can for our community'

Fundraising for Autumn's cancer treatment: 'We're trying to do the best we can for our community'

After a recent battle with cancer, the community is stepping up to help Autumn Woods pay for her life-saving procedures.

Gary Gonzalez, a personal trainer, hosts a monthly “charity boot camp” and personal training sessions to help causes in the community. He chose to help Woods this November to “bring the community in, to lift her after everything she's gone through.”

The idea, he says, is to have locals help locals.

70-year-old dies after van crashes into tree on W 7th Ave.

A 70-year-old man died in a crash Saturday morning when his van veered off the road and crashed into a tree along W 7th Avenue, Eugene Police said.

Officials said the man was driving alone at around 7:45 a.m. Saturday when he went off the avenue between Charnelton and Olive Streets and crashed into a tree.