Cannabis Oil Helped Cancer-Stricken Daughter - Father Still Behind Bars For Administering It

Alap Naik Desai

An Australian father who defied the judicial and legal system in Australia to administer cannabis oil to his cancer-stricken daughter is still in jail despite huge public outcry.

In one of the most desperate of times, an Australian father, Adam Koessler, did what any loving parent would do – find a cure or at least a medicine that would alleviate the condition of his child – no matter how far-fetched or in this case, illegal, it might seem. His search eventually led him to cannabis oil, a highly concentrated form of marijuana.

Though modern medicine is still at loggerheads with the marijuana advocates, multiple reports suggest that the drug works wonders, even if the patient is a minor. For diseases that have no known effective cure in the medical journals, marijuana has been claimed to work quite well. Perhaps inspired by such reports, Adam defied Australia's legal system, which prohibits any use of marijuana, by administering cannabis oil to his daughter.

Adam's 2-year-old daughter, Rumer, is suffering from stage 4 neuroblastoma, a highly severe form of cancer that harms the digestive system along with other functions of the body. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops in the nerve tissue of the adrenal glands, neck, chest, or spinal cord. Stage 4 is the most severe kind, and means the tumor has spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body.

"Her cancer-ridden little body was alive again – Rumer had almost instant quality of life. She would say, 'Daddy, tummy's not sore' and she would be able to eat like a champion and began to gain weight. Her energy was up and she wanted to go outside with me instead of lay on her back with her legs curled up. Her skin color came back, her eyes were sparkling again, and we just looked at each other in complete amazement."

Remarkably, though it is yet to be confirmed, it is believed the police refused to separate the father from his daughter and allowed the two to spend some time together, before arresting him again.

Needless to say, the arrest and legal proceedings has angered medical marijuana advocates. Unfortunately, it is not the first time access to marijuana has been denied to sick people.

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