Saskatoon high school student Michael Wileniec says high-grade medical marijuana is the only drug that eases his chronic pain.
Wileniec has hereditary multiple exostoses, a condition that locates in his joints and pinches his nerves, causing a pain that he equates with stepping on a nail.
It’s bad enough that it has disrupted his life and interrupted his education because of time off for surgeries. At age 21, he’s two credits shy of graduating from Grade 12 at Nutana Collegiate.
Wileniec said he was able to use his vaporizer at school for two years with no problem. The principal and staff knew what he was doing and why.
But a week ago, he received a letter from the Saskatoon Public School Board: No more pot on school grounds, and no being at school while under the influence of medical pot – a decision he said is unfair.
“A diabetic [can]come to school, they’re still able to come to school. Any other person that uses any other type of medicine are able to come to school,” he said.
Wileniec said he’s not intoxicated by the marijuana. It’s all about pain management.
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