By: Tanae Howard
(FOX 59) — A southern Indiana couple claims Child Protective Services threatened to take away their daughter because they wanted to treat her seizures with a cannabis extract.
The treatment is perfectly legal in Indiana.
A mother and father from southern Indiana want to tell their story after they say DCS threatened to take away their daughter because they chose to treat her seizures with cannabidiol oil or CBD instead of what the doctors at Riley Hospital for Children prescribed.
Twenty-month-old Jaelah Jerger suffers from myoclonic seizures. Some days her parents say she experiences up to 40 seizures. Her parents eventually decided to use a legal cannabis extract to give Jaelah some relief. However, doctors at Riley prescribed a pharmaceutical the family didn’t want to use.
“Our daughter was medically kidnapped by the state of Indiana by them forcing us to