Canabis Oil Treatment for Epilepsy Seized by Canadian Border Agents, Parents of Epileptic Kids Ranting

By Lani Lane, Parent Herald July 09, 07:19 am

Hemp-oil dependent epileptic kids are now in danger of seizures and other attacks because of the possible permanent banning of cannabis at the Canadian border. Parents of the kids are ranting about this.

CTV News reported that families of 19 hemp oil users say that their source of the hemp oil in Colorado has informed them last month that they are no longer taking Canadian orders since border agents are not allowing them to ship it anymore. Canada Border Services Agency, on the other hand, justifies the act by claiming that it is their obligation to seize the packages because marijuana and all its derivatives are still illegal in Canada.

Health Canada says that Canadian families may consume made-in-Canada marijuana oil as a replacement. Another option is to apply for an exemption under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). The families would not want to take the first option because the Charlotte's Web oil they import from Colorado is the one that is effective for their kids. Marijuana was legalized in Colorado two years ago. The oil got its name from a five-year-old Colorado girl who was suffering from epilepsy and experienced improvement after having treated with marijuana oil.

Alex Repetski from Thornhill, Ontario creates and uses the oil for his four-year-old daughter, Gwen to treat her epilepsy. Gwen's developmental issues are delayed but the oil has provided help especially in keeping her from seizures for twenty months. According to Repetski, "CBD has no psychotropic effects and shouldn't be banned under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act." He added that if kids will stop taking the drug to control their seizures, we could expect for a catastrophic impact.

Cases like that of Gwen's and other kids in Canada should be reckoned with and reconsider the legalization of marijuana. The Border Agency has the right not to allow the oil to pass through them but the health department should work on the exemption because the defenseless kids suffering from epilepsy will terribly put up with it.

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