The Patients’ Story – Nova Leigh




Little Nova Leigh was only three when Mark Pedersen first heard of her plight.  She was born with a condition, SchizencephalyWith only 24% of her brain, seizures began not long into her young life.  Controlling her seizures quickly became impossible in conventional terms.  Specialists came up with only two options.  A drug that caused permanent blindness – or surgically removing two-thirds of her remaining brain – without any promise that the procedure would impact her seizures and knowing full well it may kill her.

Her young parents opted rather to relocate in Colorado.  There, Pedersen provided the counsel and initial Cannabis oil they needed to get started with an effective treatment. Though they had been told by doctors in Austin that there was no way that Cannabis oil could stop their daughter’s seizures, they were proven wrong with the first dose.
The doctors can’t explain what they are witnessing, but they cannot deny it either. Nova Leigh has continued to improve.

It is for his work with chronically and terminally ill children and adults that Mark is currently facing the equivalent of a life sentence in Colorado. Why? For providing education and free medicine to the poor and dying.

We need your physical and financial support to see that justice is brought for Mark Pedersen and for Ron Niehouse, his good friend and colleague, who was also charged.
Please spread the word. Pedersen and Niehouse need strong support, in the media and in court. Please help financially by giving to their GoFundMe, Justice for Pedersen and Niehouse

Mark can be contacted directly at

For the whole story, follow this link…  “My Life as a Colorado Cannabis Caregiver”

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