Displaying episodes by topic: children
Dr. Jen Anderson wasn’t very interested in cannabis. As a newly minted family physician, it just wasn’t on her radar. She wasn’t against it. But cannabis just wasn’t going to be a tool in her tool box, professionally. She became a mom, and one of her children started having seizures. Lots of seizures. After exhausting all the regular anti-seizure medications, she tried cannabis on her child. It helped. The cannabis helped a lot. But some of her colleagues in neurology were not happy she was giving her child cannabis. Without the cannabis, Dr. Anderson believed her son could die. Then the neurologist said words no parent wants to hear, “Well, yes he could…” You’ll just have to listen to hear how the twists and turns play out.
Kirk and Trevor talk to Janna Champagne. Janna was a critical care cardiac nurse thriving in a high pressure, high stakes, life and death work place. Suddenly her life was derailed by an illness. Janna discovered how cannabis could help her life and has become a Cannabis-Specialty Nurse to help others. Along the way, Janna found another benefit of cannabis to her family. Come listen to how cannabis helped Janna's daughter through an Autism puberty crisis and probably spared her from out of home placement.
You don't give cannabis products to children, right? Or what about that Charolette's Web stuff for seizures? Dr. Robert Sealey is a physician from Victoria with extensive cannabis experience. He see children and has recommended cannabis for some of them. From ADHD, to childhood schizophrenia, to Dravet syndrome this wide ranging conversation covers many pediatric cannabis topics. Come learn with Kirk and Trevor about kids and cannabis. Are three year olds different from thirteen year olds? And don't forget the chocolate milk! It's all about the chocolate milk.
The leaves are changing. Fall is here. What do you do if an employee at your job site is coming to work high? How much cannabis should a school bus driver be using? Teachers and students - which one should be allowed to use medicinal cannabis? Are you less fit for work if you are on Tylenol #3's or cannabis? We talk to Floyd Martens, a local and national School Board representative and Wendy Hofford a human resources and safety expert. Our My Cannabis story is about a sports injury.