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Dad pleads guilty to supplying cannabis oil to his 2-year-old daughter while she was battling potentially terminal cancer.

Courier Mail reports, the 32-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been sentenced to a two-year good behaviour bond after appearing in the Brisbane Supreme Court today.

Crown prosecutor Glenn Cash told the court the child was diagnosed with a tumour in her stomach and started receiving chemotherapy in December, 2014.

He said the child’s mother noticed the toddler’s food smelled strange the day before treatment was due to start, and confronted the father.

“(He) admitted he had been cooking food in cannabis oil,” Mr Cash said.

The man had the oil shipped from California after reading about the benefits on the internet and told the mother he gave it to the child four times a day.

The mother told doctors, who conducted tests which detected the drug in the child’s system. Police then became involved.

The man not only avoided jail, but Justice Peter Flanagan did not record a conviction as he said it would interfere with his ability to reapply for a Blue Card to work with children.

Justice Flanagan said the case was “both sad and unusual” but supplying the oil to his child was “wrong and illegal”.

“I view this case as very serious… There was a real risk the cannabis may have reacted with other medication,” he said.

Such a very sad situation. I truly believe he meant no harm. I think you reach for any answers when it comes to your children.

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  • I cannot wait for cmedicinal cannabis to be legalized.. I hope that this clears the way for medicinal cannabis oil which has no psychotropic affects. If marijhuana were to be decriminalized we may see people using less.
    As for the father giving his daughter cannibis oil, I say good on him. He was doing what e thought best for his seriously ill child. He did what e thought best and so far there is no proof that cannibis would affect the drugs.. I’m glad that the father avoided jail and a criminal conviction..

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  • Very sad situation and so glad it was handled with compassion by the judge.

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  • Glad he didn’t receive a conviction. It may have helped the child. They are pushing for legalization – wouldn’t do that if it didn’t have benefits

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  • I think he was trying to do his best; we need to reassess the use of medical marijuania.

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  • How terribly sad. :'( My heart bleeds for this poor family. I can certainly see why he did it. I wish there was a way to make it all better. :( At least the Judge was fair in this case. Thank goodness for that.

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  • Wow. His intention was good but he really did the wrong thing in my opinion

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  • Very sad, but he should have discussed options with doctors.

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  • I think the father had the right intentions but went around it the wrong way.

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  • The little girl was still only a baby, mostly likely in constant excrusiating pain. She has been having Chemo for over 12 months. It poisons your system and reduces your immune system so low that her parents would need to wear sterile gowns and masks to prevent themselves from passing any germs onto her. In some cases all the Chemo does is keep a patient comfortable and free from pain, but it doesn’t work for all patients. Her Dad my have been trying to releive the pain…..

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  • Lke cr

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