Parents: Medical marijuana helps Ore. boy, 11, with severe autism

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Family treats 11-year-old boy with medical marijuana
Alex suffers from tuberous sclerosis, a condition that causes growth to form around his organs. Dr. Colin Roberts at Doernbecher Children's Hospital said the growths in Alex's brain have caused seizures, severe autism and rage.

Lauren Lee from KVAL News spoke with the Echols and their son's doctor for a story set to air on KVAL News at 5 on Thursday, February 27.