- Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2015

MADISON, Minn. (AP) - A judge dismissed one of two charges against a Minnesota woman who gave her son cannabis oil for chronic pain.

Judge Thomas Van Hon tossed out a charge of child endangerment against Angela Brown in an omnibus ruling Thursday.

Brown still faces a charge of contributing to the need for child protection or services. Both charges are gross misdemeanors.

Brown, of Madison, has said her 15-year-old son improved dramatically after he was given the cannabis oil for pain that stems from a brain injury three years ago. The family bought the oil legally in Colorado, but medical marijuana doesn’t become legal in Minnesota until this July.

Her attorney, Michael Hughes, called the ruling a victory that would cause the prosecution to review the strength of its case. But he said he was looking forward to trial.

“The jury gets to decide,” he said.

Prosecutors did not return a phone message.

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