A Surrey dad who lost his daughter to brain cancer is echoing an Ontario father’s calls for changes to this country’s medical marijuana laws.
In Ontario, Alex Repetski is feeding his three year old daughter oil extracted from marijuana to offset her seizures.
He has a legal exemption for dried bud, but it is illegal for him to convert it to oil.
Surrey father David Hutchinson says marijuana oil prolonged the life of his 16 year old daughter, Beth, after she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2009.
“First lot we got from the dispensary but I couldn’t be sure what was in it. I sought advice as to how to make it, because it was something, even now, Health Canada, they allow dried products, so they expect somebody to smoke it or to vaporize it, to have a government authority to say there is just one method of administration, just dried marijuana, is plainly ludicrous, it has to change.”
Beth lost her battle with cancer two years ago at the age of 20.
She spoke about her fight- and her use of Cannabis- in a series of YouTube videos.