I was reading an article on Sky news a couple of weeks ago regarding Charlotte Caldwell who was campaigning on behalf of her son Billy who suffers with epilepsy. Above the headline was the unmistakable image of the cannabis leaf. Turning his eyes away from the Playstation long enough to see, my inquisitive 9 year old asked: “What is that Daddy?”
My initial thought was to dismiss it and distract him away from the subject. I was surprised by my internal reaction given my advocacy for Cannabis. It reminded me that the stigma attached to cannabis is still strong and that I would rather hide it from him than tell the truth. I worried that it would be a topic of conversation on the school yard… “Yea Dad was telling me about this drug and… it’s illegal and…” and.. hello child services..
What is Epilepsy?
Gandhi once said ‘Be the change you want to see in this world’ and so I explained…
Even a child can understand the nonsense that is making medicinal cannabis illegal.