After doctors in Alberta refused to fill her daughter’s prescription, this mom found help in Ontario.

Sandra Wilkinson had been treating her daughter Mia, 9, with cannabis for the past two years. Mia has a rare form of epilepsy, Ohtahara syndrome. She would suffer up to 100 seizures a day, despite taking anti-convulsive medication. Since Mia began taking daily doses of oral cannabis oil, she has not had a single seizure.

Alberta Health Services does not support the use of medical marijuana for pediatric patients with epilepsy.

Fortunately, a doctor at the Canadian Cannabis Clinic in St. Catharines, On., prescribed Mia dried marijuana, which her mother could fill and have sent to their home in Alberta. But should medicine be causing this much stress?

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