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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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State police: Marcus Mariota cited for doing 80 in a 55 mph zone

State police: Marcus Mariota cited for doing 80 in a 55 mph zone
Oregon quarterback and Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota (#8) sprints to the goal line for a score. Oregon led Stanford 24-13 at the half. Cameron Shultz, Oregon News Lab

Oregon State Police ticketed Oregon quarterback and Heisman trophy contender Marcus Mariota for going 80 in a 55 mph zone November 12.

Juvenile detention supervisor convicted of drug charge, official misconduct

Juvenile detention supervisor convicted of drug charge, official misconduct
An excerpt of a Facebook conversation between Lucymae Watson and David Van Lier, as submitted in a detective's sworn affidavit to Lane County Circuit Court.

A supervisor at the county juvenile detention center was found guilty of possession of heroin and official misconduct Wednesday.

Springfield Police car involved in 4-car crash

Springfield Police car involved in 4-car crash »Play Video

No one was seriously injured when a car hit a police cruiser, sending it crashing into two other vehicles Tuesday.

October best increase in Oregon employment in 20 years

October best increase in Oregon employment in 20 years »Play Video

Oregon employers added 9,900 employees in October, the largest monthly increase in almost 20 years.

"The last time Oregon's economy added at least this many jobs was in August 1995 when 10,400 were added," the Oregon Employment Department said in a release.

WiFi in homeless camp? 'We are no longer looking at internet as a luxury'

WiFi in homeless camp? 'We are no longer looking at internet as a luxury' »Play Video

The city of Seattle wants to spend part of a $100,000 budget item to provide internet access in the city's homeless encampments.

"We are no longer looking at internet as a luxury. We have to make sure we provide humane services for everybody," said Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who is supporting the proposal.

It is still unclear as to whether the money would go to establish Wi-Fi in the city's homeless camps or more traditional, computer-based internet service there, Sawant said.