There are many disturbing pieces to this. The first is that there aren't regulations to determine dosage and frequency for medical marijuana. Doesn't she need a prescription? My mom was on it during chemotherapy and she had to get a prescription and have it filled, she certainly couldn't just buy it from a dealer and use as much as she liked.
The second is that the mother is so controlling about it and isn't having the doctor as part of the conversation. There are many doctors who support the use of medical marijuana.
The third is the idea that it's curing her cancer. Did I read that wrong? The mother seems to see it as helping with the cancer vs. alleviating the symptoms of chemotherapy.
I think I'd kidnap my kid. I'm going to be honest, if the legal system was failing to protect my child from that nutcase, I'd just take her.
In Oregon it is super easy to get a script for it and there is zero oversight on how much you can take. There are laws about how much you can grow or possess at any time, but that is apparently easy to get around.
I have big issues with how this mom is administering all of this, I hope the dad is able to get some control in this situation
And I don't think it's bad in principle. I'm sure it's less harmful than all kinds of other medications. But there's something creepy in this story, or maybe it's just how it's being told.
Yeah, isn't the "Daily News" one of those papers that sensationalizes things? The story about the burning building isn't that everyone got out safely & the fire department kept it contained to one unit, it's that four dozen people had to be evacuated in their pajamas at 3:00am clutching their beloved pets and photo albums and wondering when, or if, they'll be allowed back into their waterlogged homes, kwim?
Mom definitely is not using for pain but for curative methods.
Medical Marijuana for 7-Year-Old Sparks Controversy - ABC News
Someone else had mentioned it and I didn't see it in original article but this is pretty clear. However, this one says the 2nd doc knows about it but doesn't talk to them about it.
I would be fine with it with proper dosing and medical supervision. But I don't like how the mom is doing it.
I know people who work at a MM Compassion Club so I have some info. That is a high dose to be giving a kid, especially in one dose. Although, their estimation is off in my opinion. It is probably 4 joints to a gram of oil not 10. Still a high dose.
I don't like the lack of doctor's supervision. At the club I know they won't let you in without a doctor's recommendation. They work with the doctors to help establish dosage and type of use (smoke, oil etc). She would have a more effective treatment if her doctors were aware of what she was on.