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Newport woman asks county to lift temporary moratorium on dispensaries

Modified: Monday, Jun 16th, 2014

Lauryn Cummings-Morford addresses the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during Wednesday’s meeting about the need for medical marijuana dispensaries in the county. (Lincoln County courtesy photo)

NEWPORT — Lauryn Cummings-Morford realizes she’s a likely “poster person” for the use of medical marijuana considering what she’s been through during the last year.

It’s the only medicine that has consistently suppressed the pain and discomfort she has experienced since last June while suffering from what doctors have identified as cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) and possibly multiple sclerosis (MS).

The syndrome is difficult to diagnose because vomiting is a symptom of many disorders and a cure hasn’t been discovered, so treatment focuses on controlling the signs and symptoms.

In recent months she has lost much of the sight in her left eye because of the deterioration of the retina’s protective membrane, and she said Thursday that doctors recently tested her for MS, with MRI results due this week.

For the complete article see the 06-13-2014 issue.

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