5 year old with epilepsy becomes first patient to receive legal cannabis oil in Poland

Cannabis News Network with a report on the state of cannabis in Poland.

Cannabis in Poland is illegal, with no medicinal cannabis program in place for patients who could potentially benefit from the multi-purpose plant.

Historic cannabis oil victory

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But things are changing in Poland. Activists and patients recently rejoiced when Maks, a 5 year old suffering from medication-resistant epilepsy, was allowed to be treated legally with cannabis oil under doctor supervision at the Child Health Center.

maksDorota Gudaniec, Maks’ mother, fought hard to be able to give her son the best treatment and only treatment that works: cannabis oil.

Seventeen other young patients who conventional medicine did not give any hope are now also treated with medicinal cannabis oil.

Continued struggle for medicinal cannabis access

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And while Maks and seventeen other patients can now be treated legally with cannabis oil, other patients are still left in the dark by the Polish government and have started to act on their own.

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In November, the Constitutional Court did order the government to deal with the legalization of medical cannabis issue. But changes have yet to be seen.

Jakub Gajewski, now faces up to 15 years in prison

And so Jakub Gajewski, now faces up to 15 years in prison. Jakub is the vice president of the “Free Hemp” association and was arrested for importing 900 ml of cannabis oil. That illegal oil was used in the treatment for his parents and many other patients.