The past few years have seen the rise of a debate around effects of cannabis and if should be legalised for medical use. The push has intensified with several people revealing how using cannabis extract helped them cope with health issues including a woman who claimed cannabis oil cured her brain tumour.
Now a woman is in the news after her son recovered from a life threatening condition when she secretly gave her cannabis. Although the boy had overcome leukaemia, he needed a bone marrow transplant to keep it at bay but three transplants had already failed.
Callie Blackwell finally turned to online research with her son having just days to live and all results indicated cannabis could help. Although possession and supply of the class B drug involved jail time, she was desperate to save her child.
She secretly gave him liquid cannabis and describes the effect as nothing short of miraculous. The boy’s immune system recovered and now four years later he is a healthy 18-year-old training to be a chef.
Meanwhile Callie had to go through a lot for her decision as she was afraid someone would find out and take her children into care. She was also being harassed by a rogue cannabis supplier and ended up having a nervous breakdown.
Even as she was prescribed anti-depressants for post traumatic stress disorder following the breakdown, she went for cannabis which she claims has been the best medicine for her. Now Callie is actively campaigning for legalisation of cannabis to be used as a medicine....