How far would you go to have your child live a longer and healthier life? If your daughter suffered from a debilitating condition which made every day an uphill battle, would you break the law to get her the medicine she needed?
Vera Twomey is a mother from Ireland. Her daughter Ava suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that is often treatable with medical cannabis.
When Marijuana.com first spoke with Twomey in December of last year, she was celebrating the fact that the Irish Parliament unanimously voted yes on the first stage of a medical marijuana bill. The win was partially due to her tireless efforts of lobbying the government to allow cannabis to be a legal medical treatment.
In the following months, Twomey was granted access to the CBD oil she needed to lower the incredible number of seizures her daughter suffered each day. However, Twomey’s extensive research showed that combining the CBD treatment with THC could give Ava’s condition a one-two punch that might allow her the opportunity to experience a much better qualify of life.
The big problem is that the Irish government has been dragging their feet on the bill, which by March of this…