Katelyn Pauling


Age: 8

Summary: central figure in Minnesota's medical marijuana legislation who had epilepsy and a nervous system disorder and was often present with her parents Jeremy and Kristy Pauling at the state Capitol of St. Paul during the push to pass legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota, in which the first medial cannabis distribution center will open in Minneapolis on July 1, 2015.

Cause of Death: Complications from a rare neurological disease caused by severe seizures

Born: September 19, 2006

Died: March 20, 2015

Montevideo, Minnesota