Support for mum's fight to legalise medical cannabis

Rhonda Miles with her son Lachlan in December 2011, his first time on life support.
Rhonda Miles with her son Lachlan in December 2011, his first time on life support. Contributed

A TOOWOOMBA family's campaign to reform medical cannabis law in Queensland has been overwhelmingly supported.

Rhonda Miles wants medical cannabis legalised for her son Lachlan, who suffers from uncontrolled epileptic seizures.

On The Chronicles' Facebook page there was resounding support for the campaign.

"This should not even be debated," Paula Knight said.

Should medical marijuana be legalised?

This poll ended on 17 December 2015.

Current Results

Yes

93%

No

6%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

"If the powers that be had kids suffering as (Lachlan) does it would be automatic to do anything to help your child."

"This is the most beautiful family and to hear every day what Lachlan goes through is heartbreaking," Jenni Neal said.

"Not only does this affect him physically and mentally, but it takes a huge toll on the whole family including his brothers.

"We must get these laws changed. There is no other choice for families like Lachlan's.

"Please be vocal, the more noise we make on this subject the faster we can bring about change."

TOOWOOMBA MUM FIGHTS TO LEGALISE MEDICAL CANNABIS

Toby Dodds said children should not be denied something that could help them because of "ridiculous laws that were put in place decades ago".

"We are talking about helping people here, not getting stoned," he said.

"The government needs to wake up and let these substances be researched because whatever we are doing right now isn't working."


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