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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The chief nursing officer says only about 30 percent of RNs right now have their bachelor's or master's in nursing.
"We're on a journey with an ultimate goal to have 80 percent of our nurses have their bachelor's or master's degree over the next number of years," said Louella Freeman, chief nursing officer.
Don Tykeson and John Murphy, two Eugene businessmen, are joining the effort.
They have pledged to the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center's Nursing Education Foundation a combined $2.6 million dollar challenge grant - a donation they want to see matched by donors.
A woman reported being attacked and robbed by 3 men as she cut through a parking lot on her way to work in West Eugene Thursday night.
There is one lane open at this time. ODOT is routing traffic through with a pilot car.
Jillian McCabe, 34, of Seal Rock, Oregon called 911 the night of Monday, Nov. 3 to report that she had thrown her son, London McCabe, off the Yaquina Bay Bridge, police said.
A crowd of the late Parker Moore gathered in McMinnville with heavy hearts Thursday night to remember the Linfield College football player after he was stabbed to death over the weekend.
The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) has been holding informational pickets during the lunch hour at various spots on campus all week.
Steve Arbuckle walks his dog past the house at 4490 Jessen Drive near Golden Gardens City Park every day.
“The big thing I look at is, it’s not going to get better if it stays," he said of the vacant house covered in gang graffiti. "There’s a house next door for sale, a nice house - who’s going to want to buy it?”
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.
Ellie Pascoe-Long is a senior at Churchill High School and a level 10 gymnast for the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics.
She also signed her letter of intent with San Jose State last week and will be competing for the Spartans next year.