Meet two year old Cash Hyde. Cute, right? The Montana toddler’s family and physicians credit medical marijuana with saving his life from a debilitating brain tumor.
Cash’s father cites marijuana’s proven cancer-fighting properties and appetite enhancing power with bringing his son back from the brink of death when Cash was unable to eat for over forty days.
The young boy, who is now in remission, struggled to cope with the side-effects of chemotherapy but his parents say cannabis helped improve his appetite and made him sleep better.
‘I watched Cashy not be able to eat for over 40 days, live off nothing but fluid intravenously to the point where he couldn’t lift his head up off his pillow,’ his father said.
Montana has a total of 51 medical cannabis card holders under the age of 18 – a much more modest number than it at first appears, argues the Missoula Chapter Director of Montana Medical Growers Association, Tayln Lang.
Montana’s underage pot users ruffle many anti-drug activists feathers. They are concerned that marijuana use interferes with brain development, specifically learning abilities and attention span. But there’s really no arguing here that marijuana helped save this boy’s life.
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What do you think? Is two too young to use? Or should marijuana be made available to all who would benefit from its medical use?
Via CBS/Daily Mail UK