Stop making children smoke their medication, allow for the use of cannabis oil and other derivatives
  • Petitioning Office of Controlled Substances

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Health Canada
Office of Controlled Substances
Health Minister, Health Canada
Rona Ambrose

Stop making children smoke their medication, allow for the use of cannabis oil and other derivatives

    1. Petition by

      Pediatric Cannabis Canada

Forget the stigmas associated with marijuana. Cannabis oil has the potential to ease the suffering of thousands of children in Canada. What many people don't realize is that many forms of "cannabinoids" are non-psychoactive with zero high. What's more, these cannabinoids have been shown time and again to prevent seizures, reduce tumours, and reverse cognitive delays. My daughter, and many more like her, can experience hundreds of seizures a day with some seizures lasting hours. Every moment of every day there is the potential that she could suddenly be taken from us from a seizure. Thankfully we have kept those seiuzres at bay with cannabis oil. We have a prescription from a neurologist and several options for a licensed supplier here in Canada. Unfortunately, Health Canada only allows for the sale and consumption of dried cannabis, essentially forcing children to smoke their life-saving medication. Please consider signing this petition, reaching out to your mp, or getting in touch with the media to change this archaic regulation. No one should be forcing children to smoke and no one should be forcing parents to make home made oil illegally in their kitchens. Thank you.

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    1. Update - Cannabis Oil for Pediatric Patients in Canada

      Thank you everyone for your continued support. Our petition has gathered nearly 12,000 signatures. Every week a new set of signatures is forwarded to the Health Minister's office and the Office of Controlled Substances within Health Canada. They may not be responding yet but they cannot ignore our message much longer.

      Despite a lack of clinical trials, an overwhelming amount of anecdotal evidence has convinced more and more doctors in Canada to consider signing prescriptions.

      Parents have begun pooling information together to help determine dosing and strains of cannabis that work for different conditions. (see Pediatric Cannabis Canada group on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/roccanada).

      The biggest hurdle at the moment continues to be Health Canada's restriction on dried cannabis, forcing children to consume their medicine by smoking it. As a collective group we must put pressure on Health Canada to change this regulation and allow for cannabis extracts (oil) by talking to the media, reaching out to our local MPs and by making sure we are heard.

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    2. Reached 10,000 signatures

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    • Marianne Doyle SPRUCE GROVE, CANADA
      • about 13 hours ago

      My nephew has seizures and needs something that works

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    • Denise Nowell CALGARY, CANADA
      • about 15 hours ago

      This should be an option for treatment.

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    • Renee Walker LANGDON, CANADA
      • about 16 hours ago

      Everyone has the right to a medication that will help them!

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    • May Tang THORNHILL, CANADA
      • 1 day ago

      looking for alternative treatment for our son's intractable seizures

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    • Paul Sursu REGINA, CANADA
      • 3 days ago

      I have a family who suffers from epilepsy andthe only thing that keeps him from hhaving seizures is MJ.

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