3-Year-Old Uses Cannabis
Marijuana is the best medicine for 3-year-old Cash Hyde of Missoula, Montana. The boy’s parents defied doctor’s orders—and Montana law—to get their hands on the medicinal treatment their son needed after he was diagnosed with recurring brain tumors at 22 months old. “I’ve had law enforcement threatening to kick my door down, but I would have done anything to keep Cashy alive,” Mike Hyde, who said he has long been a proponent of the drug, told ABCNews.com.
Missoula Police Sgt. Travis Welsh said, “Obviously, this man’s intentions are for his child.” The Hydes and the doctors decided to wean the toddler off a cocktail of drugs that included methadone, ketamine and morphine. Their son went through 30 rounds of radiation without one bout of nausea or any pain medication other than medical marijuana, according to his father.
Dr. Allison Dering-Anderson, clinical assistant professor in the college of pharmacy at University of Nebraska does not condone breaking the law even if it’s to save a child’s life from cancer. “It’s not acceptable to break the law,” said Dering-Anderson. “I’m sorry for this child and for this family and for all they’ve gone through, but… our licenses depend upon upholding the law.”
Dering-Anderson said she has deep concerns about children taking medication (medical marijuana) that is not specified by a doctor and without clear oversight of their care. From my perspective doctors are forced to be more interested in their licenses and following the lockstep of a type of medicine that hurts more people than it helps. I am concerned for people who put blind trust in these card-carrying doctors who refuse to look beyond what is mandated by the AMA and the FDA. Oncologists are cornered and have no choice but to put the law ahead of the well-being of their patients. It is a sad state of affairs when doctors are forced to abuse their patients because of laws and governmental medical rules that dictate which treatments are legal and which are not. Today, to stand behind the law is to become alien to the truth about how to best care for patients and address their needs. We have cruel laws administered by cruel people and aggressive institutions that have no right to accept responsibility for the health and well-being of any human being.
Raw Michelle published about other cases where medical marijuana is the right choice for medical treatment.
At 16, Kristen Peskuski was suffering from joint inflammation and an array of autoimmune conditions which made her organs and other tissues swell, including interstitial cystitis and lupus. She was prescribed over 40 different anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and painkilling medications to combat the symptoms. Still struggling to bring the symptoms under control, Kristen developed steroid toxicity. She was told that the most she could hope for was reduced discomfort, and with luck, she might make it to her 30th birthday. Seeking alternative treatments, she began juicing raw cannabis leaves every day, and within two months, Kristen’s back pain had been eliminated, and she had stopped using any other painkillers.
At two years old, she was diagnosed with terminal brain tumors. Her mother was told that with treatment, Amber had a 10 percent chance of survival. After surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, the tumors were still spreading. Her parents were advised to take their child home, make her comfortable, and prepare for the inevitable. A month later, her parents reported a startling change. The tumors had decreased in size and number. The family had been juicing cannabis leaves and feeding their baby a few ounces of the juice each day.
Dr. William Courtney Confirms Cannabis Oil Saves Boy’s Life. According to Dr. William Courtney, the western medical mind has a very hard if not impossible time trying to understand the diverse actions of Cannabidiol. He explains how his youngest patient who is 8 months old, had a very massive centrally located inoperable brain tumor.
The child’s father pushed for non-traditional treatment utilizing cannabis and put cannabinoid oil on the baby’s pacifier twice per day, gradually increasing the dose. Within two months there was a dramatic reduction. Dr. Courtney pointed out that the success of the cannabis approach means that “this child…is not going to have the long-term side effects that would come from a very high dose of chemotherapy or radiation.