N.S. parents present petition calling for medical coverage of cannabis oil for child’s seizures – CBC

Kaylee and Nick Jones say treatment helps their daughter Sophie

Apr 11, 2023

A six-year-old girl and her parents were at the Nova Scotia legislature Tuesday to lobby for the province to cover the cost of using cannabis oil to treat her seizures.

Kaylee and Nick Jones and their daughter Sophie were at the house of assembly to present a petition with 1,368 signatures in support of Nova Scotia covering the cost of CBD-based medicines for children with life-threatening conditions.

The little girl was born with a rare chromosome abnormality that causes epilepsy, ataxia, migraines, anxiety and low muscle tone.

Kaylee Jones, 29, says the family spends about $400 a month on the CBD oil — which she says has helped reduce her daughter’s seizures dramatically compared to conventional medications.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cannabis-oil-nova-scotia-legislature-parents-petition-1.6807107

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