Dad opens medical marijuana grow house in Phoenix for sake of young daughter

PHOENIX - We've brought you stories about the medical marijuana debate in Arizona before, but this one brings a new perspective of a dad who opened a huge medical marijuana growing facility, all because of his daughter.

"You get a lot of people out there that are saying this, dispensaries and cultivators, are growing marijuana for the young men with chronic pain. And I say that's bulls--t," JP Holyoke said.

Holyoke is passionate about pot, specifically medical marijuana. When you find out his inspiration, you'll understand why.

"Reese has what's called Aicardi Syndrome," he said.

Aicardi Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder. Five-year-old Reese can't walk on her own, or talk. She's not expected to live past eight.

"She suffers from seizures. She used to have between 25 and 30 a day," JP said.

Enter medical marijuana.

"Let's just say she's doing awfully well," JP said.

Reese is the reason JP is running a huge medical marijuana cultivation center in the Valley. 

On a first ever tour, we got to go behind the scenes, seeing room after room filled with plants. JP hopes by opening his doors he'll show the naysayers what places like this are all about.

"This is who we do it for. For her, people like her," he said.

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