At Klamath-Lake CARES, Dr. Ralph Eccles has seen how marijuana affects children first-hand.
“Last week I examined a 14-month old who still does not have even one word of speech. Not 'mamma' not 'dada.' Mom smoked six joints a day of medical marijuana but is so high she is not able to interact with her child to allow development,” he said.
Eccles came from a medical background and dealing with abused children through CARES (Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Services) but he wasn't alone in wanting to defend children from marijuana. He and many others spoke in the name of children Tuesday evening, urging Klamath County commissioners to renew a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in the county.