1. God forbid, if your child had cancer what would you be willing to do/try for them?
2. Should society allow you to do it?
Here's the story: Adam Koessler: facing jail for giving dying daughter cannabis oil.
Here's the facts:
- 2 year old daughter has stage 4 cancer
- Adam gave his daughter a regiment of cannabis oil
- Adam says he daughter enjoyed a improvement of symptoms and a reduction of pain
- Adam has been arrested and can no longer see his daughter as a condition of release from jail
As things got worse he got more desperate. Someplace he learned about the medicinal use of cannabis oil and success that some patients were having with it. When a man is in a fight for his kids life and losing he don't accept the inevitable. He fights harder. He try's every trick in the book. If those don't work you get anther book. You keep fighting.
"Try a spoonful of this sweetheart" he said. "I don't want any more medicine daddy" she pleads, "It tastes bad". "I know honey, maybe this one will be different", he says in the quiet voice men hope reassures their children. She takes her spoonful. She seems to get a little better and according to the story she tells her dad that her tummy doesn't hurt.
IF and I mean IF making her tummy seem to hurt a little less is all the damn good that oil did, then let her dad give it to her. What the hell are they thinking in Australia? Are they really afraid that a two-year old who has a 50% chance of seeing three is going to get hooked on pot? Do they think the kid's dad is trying to get her addicted to drugs? She already is taking some of the most power and dangerous drugs we have because of the cancer. Their worried about cannabis oil.
What's the worst that could happen? She is already dying. I don't know if a regiment of cannabis does any good or not. I really don't know, I wish I did. I'm not a doctor. I'm not a cannabis activist either. What I am is man who loves his children. Let Adam give his daughter the oil. At this point what is it hurting? For crying out loud if she can't have the oil, what do you hope to gain by not letting her have her daddy as she lies dying?
Daddy has to be kept away because he believes the oil was working. Maybe it was. Probably he did see some improvement in her condition. Adam is in a fight for his daughters life and he isn't going to stop trying. He goes to court again next Tuesday.