Rules is Rules – UK Govt Forces 6-Year-Old to Suffer 30 Seizures a Day, No Weed for You
Great Britain is proving just how great it is, and it is using a six-year-old-boy to do it. Proving that the Western world is a symbol of oppression, not freedom, the UK Home Office has rejected a plea from Alfie Dingley’s family and even MPs to allow Alfie access to cannabis to treat a rare form of childhood epilepsy that can cause up to 30 seizures a day and numerous hospital visits.
Of course, one could ask the obvious question: Why does anyone have to plea to use a plant in a country that never shuts up about how free it is?
For the Dingleys, there simply isn’t 200 years worth of waiting while the dying British Empire is dragged, kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, or any century for that matter. That is why the Dingleys did the only thing they could do for their child – leave the UK and travel to the Netherlands where they could access medical cannabis.
The results aren’t that surprising – Alfie’s seizures were dramatically reduced even at times going more than three weeks without having a seizure.
Unfortunately for them, without medical insurance, the treatments were too expensive so they were forced to return to the UK where harmless plants result in jail.
Still, the Home Office is denying the family access to marijuana because “rules is rules” and “only government and the medical industry can make decisions on health.”
But since marijuana is overwhelmingly harmless, non-addictive, beneficial and most reasonable people understand it to be just another plant, the Home Office had to come up with an excuse to cover up the connections between the drug war, pharmaceutical industry and police state.
What it came up with? “Marijuana hasn’t been adequately tested.”
“We recognize that people with chronic pain and debilitating illnesses are looking to alleviate their symptoms,” the Home Office said in a statement, according to The Guardian. “However, it is important that medicines are thoroughly tested to ensure they meet rigorous standards before being placed on the market, so that doctors and patients are assured of their efficacy, quality and safety.”
That’s right. Let’s ignore the thousand-to-million years of human history. The bureaucrats and the British government have not received enough money from a lobbying firm to determine that marijuana is safe. Therefore, it’s not. And despite all the evidence that it is, the UK will continue to ban cannabis, tell its citizens they do not have the right to consume certain plants and throw peaceful people in cages over a plant.
It will also continue to tell six-year-old boys to deal with 30 seizures a day rather than a life with greater quality. Little Alfie has to understand, that there are big profits at stake here and seizures-or-no-seizures, the government and corporate Britain come first.
While Britain busies itself exporting “democracy” to peoples abroad, perhaps it would be nice if Britons were allowed democracy at home.
DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Photo: (Alfie’s Hope/Facebook/PA)
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.