How can I not think about human rights? I met a family at the Expo with a young man who is suffering with Lupus:Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. This leads to long-term (chronic) inflammation. The underlying cause of autoimmune diseases is not fully known.
Lupus is much more common in women than men. It may occur at any age, but appears most often in people between the ages of 10 and 50. African Americans and Asians are affected more often than people from other races.He was 16 I believe - might even be 14 - It was such a busy weekend and I talked to so many - I don't remember his age but I remember him. He was a handsome young man! Well spoken, he filled me in on a bit - the fact that the medication he is on is stunting his growth, he always feels sick from the other medication he is taking. He gets the "you don't look sick" all the time...All the while he had a smile on his face and was just a good kid! Apparently he had put research together for his Dr.s at the hospital - requesting Cannabis as an anti nausea and anti inflammatory. They waited and heard a reply and it was denied. ;-( I am NOT a DR. I do not know the severity of the case. What I do know was I looked into his moms eyes and I saw tears. Our children are dealing with chronic pain and other diseases that can be helped by a natural medicine- One that is incredibly safe compared to other pharmaceutical drugs that are prescribed to alleviate the same symptoms - yet they are forced to take other medication because of BULLSHIT! Political bullshit. Talk to this mom and dad - it is NOT about being high and you insult them when you make your jokes, I have a very hard time, I know what we live with and I am very touchy - I think most moms in my shoes would be. She is in my shoes. He is in Storm's shoes. And his dad (one of those guys that only speaks when he has anything worth saying- I respect that kind of control in people) was just like Norm - LOOKING incredibly frustrated. Why should this young man be forced to continue on medications that are more damaging to his already hurting body? ;-( It is sad and it is wrong. As parents it is HUMAN nature to want to help our children, as parents - I feel the issue should be heavily discussed with all involved. ESPECIALLY to the one who is suffering. He has a lot to say, this young man and he did it better than most. He also told me about his school project! I Beamed - Storm also did one in grade 9 on cannabis.
Because of political bullshit... How can I help them? I racked my brains a hundred times since we met.. I can include his family in my prayers.
I can keep doing what I am doing.
I can draw.
I have faith. xox <><
Plant the seed of cannabis education in your mind! In the mind of everyone you meet.
This man says it best: