Thursday, January 22, 2015

Father arrested for giving medical cannabis to his sick toddler

CURE CHARGE: Cannabis leaf
CURE CHARGE: THE father of a Far Northern toddler undergoing cancer treatment in a Brisbane hospital has been arrested for trying to treat his daughter with medical cannabis.
 
THE father of a Far Northern toddler undergoing cancer treatment in a Brisbane hospital has been arrested for trying to treat his daughter with medical cannabis. 

The Cairns man was ­arrested on Friday, charged with supplying dangerous drugs to a minor, who is receiving proper medical treatment at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

His two-year-old daughter, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was formally diagnosed with advanced neuroblastoma in December.

She started her first bout of chemotherapy last week.

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The father posted on social media yesterday that he had been charged, and that his bail conditions included no contact directly or indirectly with his daughter.

A Department of Justice spokesman confirmed the man had been charged with one count of supplying dangerous drugs to a minor and one count of possessing dangerous drugs.

His matter was mentioned in the Brisbane Magistrates Court and has been adjourned until January 20.
The father is estranged from his daughter’s mother, who is outraged by his alleged actions.

The father claimed on social media he and his ex-partner had implemented a “complementary medicine plan” along with his daughter’s chemotherapy to increase her “50 per cent chance of survival.

“My aim was to create an alkaline climate in her body, provide a nutrient-dense diet, alkaline water, essential oil therapy, and a healing environment of fun and positivity,’’ he wrote.

The mother, who also cannot be named, told The Cairns Post that her daughter’s ­doctors had initially raised concerns.

“It was the doctors who reported it (to authorities) because she was due to start her chemo, and they didn’t know what was already in her system,’’ she said.

“She’s great now. She’s had her first round of chemo and she’s still sick of course, but the tumour is shrinking,’’ she said.

The father has taken to ­social media to build support for the legalisation of medical cannabis.

cairnspost.com.au 7 Jan 2015

Whilst this is happening, the government 'allows' $200 million worth of drugs to get traded every week. 

In the 1970's and 1980's the New South Wales police was the country's largest drug trader, a fact well known by the authorities, as they were supporting these actions.

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