In the United States and around the world cannabis oil, particularly high CBD strains, are treating children with intractible seizures in ways that tradtional medications never could. Some children are experiencing 90-100% reductions in seizures by taking a non-psychoactive oil orally twice a day. What's even better is that the side effects of this medication are only positive; improved eating, sleeping, physical and mental cognition.
In Canada we have several producers that can supply strains with the cannabinoids our children need. The two largest obstacles between children and this beneficial medicine are the reluctance of doctors to prescribe it and the restriction on licensed producers to only provide it in dried form (flower).
Most doctors in Canada are reluctant to prescribe a drug without clinical trials which could take years. There are hundreds of children that need this medication yesterday. Children that have exhausted all other pharmaceutical and dietary options and still continue to seize.
Secondly, Health Canada only allows marijuana to be supplied in dried form, requiring patients to smoke their medication. This is both inpractical for children and innacurate in measuring daily dosages. This is a regulation that we feel can be changed through education. Our hope is Health Canada will make an exception for children, it's only logical.
Cannabis Oil has the potential to treat hundreds of children, not just with seizures but with cancer, autism, and other difficult to treat disorders. CBD, THC-A and THC have all shown to have amazing therapeutic benefits.
So, we need your help. Please consider signing our petition. This isn't a political or legal issue, it's a compassionate issue. Children are suffering, lets break down these obstacles and start treating these children who truly have no other options. Thank You.