My sister and I have been relying on medical cannabis because we suffer from severe forms of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. We've both been in and out of hospital the past few years to undergo surgeries. Both of us have had to use colostomy bags. We've used multiple pharmaceutical medications that come with serious side effects and were effectively useless to treat our health problems. Cannabis improved our lives and helped to relieve the pain and nausea that's part of these debilitating diseases.
Our father started growing medical cannabis for us out of necessity because he wanted to ensure that our medication would be coming from a reliable source and grown organically. On the 8th of December the police knocked on our parents' door with a search warrant for the property. They seized our medicine and ripped all of the plants out of the ground. Our dad was taken to the police station and was held for 7 hours. He now faces a trial with costly legal fees that our parents can't afford.
We are hoping to be an example to show the Australian government that our laws need to change. If you want medical cannabis legalised we're asking you to please donate to help us fight this battle. Thank you.