Ottawa Boy Relies on Homemade Cannabis Oil to Calm ‘Catastrophic’ Seizures

Health Canada has not approved sale of what mother calls ‘life-saving medicine’

A seven-year-old Ottawa boy who uses cannabis oil to alleviate seizures caused by a rare form of epilepsy can’t get the treatment from a local producer, so his mother is making it herself.

Homemade cannabis Oil
It costs the McKnights roughly $1,300 a month to make cannabis oil at home for their seven-year-old son Liam. (Waubgeshig Rice/CBC)

Liam McKnight suffers from Dravet syndrome, a condition causing frequent and severe seizures that often last for minutes.

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