Family Can’t Fill Cannabis Prescription Since Recreational Use Became Legal

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Family can't fill cannabis prescription since recreational use became legal Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Annette Walker hasn't been able to fill her daughter's prescription for a month CBC News Akasha Cadieux is treated with three cannabis oils, but her mother can no longer obtain one of them. (Turgut Yeter/CBC)

Annette Walker worries she won’t be able to keep her daughter’s tears at bay.

Walker’s daughter Akasha has Rett syndrome, a disease which has left her in a wheelchair, unable to talk and eating through a feeding tube.

Her doctor recommended treating Akasha with cannabis oil and Walker, though skeptical at first, said the change has been dramatic.

“Before the cannabis our days were mostly spent with her crying and trying to figure out how to relieve some of the pain,” said Walker on CBC’s Ottawa Morning.

She said that changed as soon as the treatment began.

“It was like a weight was lifted from her. All of a sudden she was making eye contact with us and she was smiling.”

Short supply

Walker uses three types of cannabis oil to treat her daughter, but since marijuana became legal last month she said getting one specific type has been difficult.

She has reached out to Aurora Cannabis, her daughter’s medical supplier, but they haven’t been able to help.

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