Mother Chooses Medical Marijuana Over Chemotherapy For Her 3-Year-Old Son

Mother Chooses Medical Marijuana Over Chemotherapy For Her 3-Year-Old Son
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Colorado Springs’ Sierra Riddle has chosen medical marijuana over chemotherapy to treat her 3-year-old son, Landon, who was leukemia.

“Within three months, we could all see that chemo was killing Landon,” Sierra told KRDO News. “He would vomit like 50 times a day. No pharmaceuticals would stop it.”

Not at all pleased with Sierra’s choice of medicine is Child Protective Services, which is seeing that Sierra be prosecuted for neglecting to have her son treated by doctors.

The Colorado Children’s Hospital suggests at least 2 to 3 more years of chemotherapy for Landon, who is currently in remission.

Riddle moved from Utah to Colorado Springs several months ago to access cannabis oil in the form of liquid capsules. The oil is a concentrate from marijuana plants and doesn’t include THC.

Landon takes four capsules a day, compared to the 25 pills he was taking during chemotherapy.

Just a few weeks after turning to medical marijuana, Sierra says she has witnessed a drastic improvement in her son’s health.

Landon can now jump on a trampoline and ride his bicycle like every other 3-year-old.

“If a little old marijuana plant is going to do all of this, then why is he on morphine? Why is he Ativan? Why is he on Xanax?” asked Riddle.

Riddle is preaching the miracle of medical marijuana on Facebook (www.facebook.com/OfferHopeForLandon) and at various health conventions.

“A lot of people say I’m gambling with his life. I don’t believe I am,” she said.

There is currently a petition on change.org calling the governor of Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs police, the Department of Human Services and the Colorado Springs Children’s Hospital to recognize cannabis as an accepted and valuable treatment for cancer.

Via: Opposing Views, Top Photo Credit: Getty Images 

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