Epilepsy is one of those silent diseases that continues to take lives each and every day. It is medically defined as a disorder that occurs when a person has two or more seizures which have not been provoked by specific events such as trauma, infection, fever, or chemical change, he or she is considered to have epilepsy. Each year in the United States of America alone estimates that 50,000 deaths occur due to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Additionally, each and every year epilepsy costs the American health care system $15.5 billion dollars each year.
While America continues to struggle with finding a cure for epilepsy our friends in Canada are dealing with the same epidemic. Many parents in Canada that are having to deal with watching their children suffer from difficult to treat forms of epilepsy have found that hemp oil has been the key in heling them control their children's seizures.
Parents of 19 cbd oil users were informed recently that they were no longer taking Canadian orders because the shipments of their products were being stopped at the Canadian borders. In Canada it is the legal obligation of those who work at the border control agency to stop packages that contain marijuana from entering into the country because drugs are still illegal in the country.
Parents in Canada are devastated because there is no comparable product being made in Canada that will help them treat seizures. Alan Repetski, the father of a young four-year-old daughter who suffers from severe epilepsy believes "CBD has no psychotropic effects and shouldn't be banned under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act".
Despite the outrage among many parents in Canada the government Canada continues to stand by its law that it doesn't matter what your medical need is for the drug it is still illegal to bring the drug across the border.
So for now, parents in Canada are forced to either scramble to find other ways to help their children or move to the United States where this cbd oil can be legally obtained in some states such as Colorado.