A large number of families, mostly mothers who are heads of households with limited resources, illegally obtain cannabis and prepare it in an artisanal and anti-hygienic way in their gas stoves, using the pots where they cook their food, assuming all possible types of risks, in order to alleviate the suffering and convulsions of their children with epilepsy.
They do this in the face of their impotence, that the medicines they give them in the health service, fail to offer a real and evident improvement in their children, who continue to convulse and suffer this terrible disease.
Someone told them about the benefits and effectiveness of medicinal cannabis oil extract (CBD – the good part of Cannabis) and without thinking much have begun to prepare it to give to their children. The good results have generated several movements of mothers who, using social networks, have begun to tell the testimonies of their children.
This is a public health issue, which is repeating itself in all countries of the world, there are countries like Chile, where what is happening is that medical cannabis is being imported from Canadian laboratories and sold at such high prices that families of scarce resources can not buy it and are opting to grow cannabis illegally to prepare medicinal cannabis oil also illegally, at a more reasonable price for them.
Colombia is a privileged country, in August of 2016 the Colombian Congress approved a new law that regulates the medicinal use of cannabis, let’s try to work together to make our contribution and be able to solve the drama of mothers head of household with children suffering the convulsions of epilepsy, let us be an example for the other countries of the world and let’s make a common front to avoid that the big multinationals turn us into a big cannabis maquiladora, and that we lose all its benefits, and that it happens to us what is happening in Chile, with an aggravating factor is that by producing our own raw material, we have to pay it at excessive prices, unattainable for low-income families.