Kelsey Osborne, a 23 years old mother of two decided to take matters into her own hands when her daughter’s seizures became more and more violent. After concocting a home-made marijuana-based cure for her child, the Idaho mother lost custody of both her infants. She is now trying to get them back.
On October 5th, Osborne was visiting her daughter’s pediatrician, desperately trying to find a solution for her daughter’s seizures. However, the woman was not expecting her doctor to run a drug test and discover that her 3 years old daughter had marijuana in her system.
When confronted with the test results, the mother stated that her daughter’s seizures became unbearable with hallucinogenic episodes and acute vomiting. Upon seeing how the child was suffering, and after searching for cannabinoid oil without avail, Osborne decided to take matters into her own hands and prepare a home-made remedy.
She then made a marijuana-infused butter that she used to make a smoothie for her daughter. According to the mother, the treatment succeeded as in less than half an hour the little girl was walking and talking.
The problem with the home-made remedy is that marijuana is illegal in Idaho. Moreover, she could not have foreseen the side effects of her treatment as her daughter’s seizures were caused by Risperdal withdrawal.
At the moment, it is still unclear why a 3 years old was put on bi-polar and schizophrenia medication. For that matter, the fact that the doctor chose to conduct a drug test on a little girl is also mind boggling. The best explanation for such a deed is the fact that the physician expected the mother to administer the drug to her child or that the woman somehow gave herself away.
In some states, doctors use cannabidiol oil to treat childhood epilepsy. Since Osborne tried to get her hands on the medication and failed, she believed that marijuana would have the same effect. However, cannabidiol oil does not contain THC, the active substance in marijuana.
The Idaho mother lost custody of both her children after offering experimental home-made marijuana-based remedies to her daughter. Currently, the infants are staying with their father, and the woman has the right to supervised visits.
Osborne declared that she will fight to get back custody.
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