Mom fighting for decriminalization of marijuana to help son who has ‘2 faces’

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BERNIE, MO (AP) – Tres Johnson wasn’t expected to live through his first day. Ten years later, his mother calls him “our little miracle,” but says medical marijuana could greatly improve her child’s life. Now, Brandy Johnson is joining the effort to decriminalize marijuana in Missouri.



Tres suffers from the rare condition diprosopus. (Photo: Fox 2 via Dexter Daily Statesman)

Tres, of Bernie, Mo., was born with diprosopus, which is Greek for “two faces.” It is commonly referred to as cranial duplication. The Dexter Daily Statesman reports that there are just 35 known cases throughout the world.


Tres is inquisitive, enjoys toys, likes discovering new places. But Johnson says he suffers up to 120 seizures per day.

Johnson and her son were in Jefferson City earlier this month, where she testified in favor of a House bill that would decriminalize marijuana.

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  • Esco

    She should just move to Colorado or Washington where she'll meet zero resistance and find caring people with the expertise to help her and Tres. Good luck to her.

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