Green Hopes as Australia Legalizes Medical Cannabis

Jai Whitelaw was 10 when he first took medical cannabis, given to him by his mother in a bid to treat the debilitating epilepsy that saw him endure up to 500 seizures a day.

Faced with the stark choice of breaking the law in the hope of soothing his chronic pain, or denying him possible relief, Michelle Whitelaw reached breaking point.

“I literally sat on (the) couch for two days, thinking ‘Do I end his life and mine? Or do I risk helping him’,” she told AFP.

She picked the latter, risking criminal charges. Now, almost two years on, things are set to change as Australia brings in new laws allowing the drug to be used for medical purposes.

– Read the entire article at The Daily Mail.