A medical pot activist says innovative treatments with cannabis extracts show B.C. doctors’ new rules on prescribing to youth are too restrictive.
Dana Larsen of Sensible BC says a move to ban pot products from patients under 25 will keep parents from accessing a compound called CBD – something he says has promise treating epilepsy seizures.
“That seems like a really overly cautious approach to me, especially when we’re seeing how many parents are able to use CBD-based medications to help their children.”
“And I think that their rules are quite restrictive, more restrictive than you would see for other substances that are really much more harmful and dangerous for minors to be using. They don’t want cannabis to be given to anybody who’s under the age of 25.”
Larsen made the comments as an Ontario father fights for the right to marijuana oils to treat his 3-year-old daughter’s seizures.
Alex Repetski won the right to give marijuana to the child – but current laws ban converting it from smokeable form.