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13-Year-Old Who Moved To Maine And Became Medical Marijuana Advocate Dies

13-Year-Old Who Moved To Maine And Became Medical Marijuana Advocate Dies

The 13-year-old girl who moved from Montville to Maine to seek treatment for her chronic seizures, becoming the face of a push to expand the state's medical marijuana program to include children, has died.

Susan Meehan and her daughter, Cyndimae, left Connecticut in 2013 so she could get access to cannabis oil to treat the seizures, which were caused by Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. The two became advocates of expanding Connecticut's medical marijuana program for pediatric use, with Meehan bringing Cyndimae along to legislative hearings.

Cyndimae died over the weekend at the family's home in Augusta, Meehan said Tuesday.

"She woke up Saturday and was...

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