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Brave Dad Risks Jail To Treat Dying Daughter With Cannabis Oil

An Australian man is risking jail time to treat his ailing 4-year-old daughter, who has had thousands of seizures in her short life.

Sep 13, 2016 - Lukas W

An Australian man is risking jail time to treat his ailing 4-year-old daughter, who has had thousands of seizures in her short life. Michael Lambert has been cultivating his own cannabis for the treatment of his daughter Katelyn, who has a severe form of epilepsy. Known as Dravet syndrome, this condition is so severe that sometimes Katelyn can’t walk or speak after some seizures. And the only thing that can treat her is medical cannabis. 

The only treatment that works

With seizures of this severity, Lambert was willing to do anything that could limit their frequency and make them less serious. And if that means going to jail for growing an organic substance that contained the drugs his daughter needed, then so be it.

Lambert is facing cultivation charges for attempting to supply his daughter with adequate quantities of cannabis oil.

Lambert is facing cultivation charges for attempting to supply his daughter with adequate quantities of cannabis oil. He believes in his own ability as a father to be able to help his daughter in any way he sees fit.

I love my Katelyn and any law that says I have to watch her die, and not look after her, is a stupid law, it needs to be changed.

He also feels very confident that no judge would press charges of that nature, for simply trying to limit his daughters suffering.

I’m not going to have criminal record, I’m going to win, medical necessity, you can’t make a father watch his daughter die.

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