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Victorian Parents Overwhelmingly Support CBD For Sick Children

cannabidiol cbd cannabis marijuana2014 could be known as the ‘year of CBD.’ Many state legislatures in America that would likely have never never passed a real medical marijuana program have passed ‘CBD only’ legislation this year. CBD has been proven to be a successful treatment for those suffering from severe forms of epilepsy, including children. A doctor in Australia was treating a dozen children with CBD, which does not cause euphoric effects and is not smoked. The Australian doctor has received a lot of media scrutiny, however, parents in the area are very supportive according to a recent poll. Per the Herald Sun:

More than 80 per cent of mums and 67 per cent of dads who did the Herald Sun Primary School Parents’ Survey want the ban overturned.

The issue has been hotly debated since the Herald Sun revealed in January the case of Tara O’Connell, 9, who had been given months to live but made a miraculous recovery from severe epilepsy after her mother started giving her liquid cannabis.

The Herald Sun also revealed this month “Dr Dope” Andrew Katelaris is supplying cannabis oil and tincture to 12 children around Australia from a secret laboratory, despite the threat of legal action.

Critics of the doctor lack compassion. It’s easy for these opponents to hurl accusations and pass judgement because they are not in the doctors, or parents, shoes. I know if my son was sick, and I couldn’t find anything that could help him, I would absolutely consider giving him CBD medicine because as I stated, it doesn’t get individuals ‘high’ and it’s not smoked. It’s less harmful than pharmaceuticals, and in many cases, it’s much more effective. Kudos to this doctor for doing what is right, even when faced with criticism and potential prosecution.

  • Funeral for a friend

    SCREW THE KIDS! I AM SO SICK OF HEARING ABOUT THE SICK KIDS, MY BEST DIED OF CANCER LAST WEEK HERE IN THE SOUTH WHERE WE DO NOT HAVE THE FREEDOM TO TREAT OUR ILLNESS AS WE SEE FIT. ALL THE CHRISTIAN POLITICIANS THAT PASSED CBD LAWS THIS YEAR DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANYTHING BUT THEIR COMPASSIONATE IMAGE THEY WANT TO CONVEY. F ING IGNORANT BASTARDS ARE AFRAID THE KIDS WILL GET HIGH ON THC WHILE THEY PUMP THEM FULL OF MORPHINE AND XANAX. ENOUGH ALREADY, I HAVE HAD IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • painkills2

      Sorry for your loss. (Free the weed.)

      • Funeral for a friend

        Thank you for your compassion, his death could have been prevented, I held his hand as he drew his last breath :(
        I am beyond grief watching helplessly as he withered and died.

        • painkills2

          I wanted to say that he’s not in pain anymore, and to me, that means he’s in heaven (or wherever we go where there’s no pain). And that time heals…

          But, really, it doesn’t matter what other people say when someone you love dies — basically, it just sucks. It sucks big time. And as someone who has lost a loved one, I’ll be honest — it will always suck.

          The only thing that gets better is that the pain of their leaving lessens a little bit as time goes by, so it’s not that soul-crushing grief that you’re going through now.

          Just wanted to say, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Look for it, please. :)

          • painkills2

          • Funeral for a friend

            :)

          • Funeral for a friend

            Your words are light, food for my heart and soul. All is takes is 1 person to reach out to a total stranger to make
            a difference and the world a better place, Thanks you for your kind words and empathy. You are a good soul, God Bless You :)
            ” We were all put here to Love One Another, Treat Everybody like your Sister and Brother” :)