Big Stone County, on Minnesota’s far western edge, is home to not a single stoplight. Here, the Botker family farm is more lonesome than ever.
Mark and Maria Botker’s quest to gain medical marijuana to treat their daughter’s epilepsy has forced their family of five 800 miles apart. Next month, they will become front and center of a controversial debate over whether to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota.
Another Minnesota family from Brainerd moved to Colorado this month to gain the same access for their daughter, and two more families are already planning the move.