How a 13-year-old girl may have inspired Pennsylvania to legalize medical pot

8/16/17–Pennsylvania is one of 29 states that allows medical marijuana use, and Pastor Shawn Berkebile of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Abbotstown, Pa., believes that the story of Annie Sharrer, who suffered from epileptic seizures beginning at the age of 9, played a role in passing medical marijuana legislation in the state. Today, Berkebile says Annie, now 13, has controlled seizures, an improvement from what she used to experience. The use of medical marijuana remains controversial, but Berkebile hopes Annie’s story can shine a light on a potential benefit of its use. Read