Cannabis study aims to learn from parents risking prosecution to treat children with epilepsy

By Kate Aubusson
Updated August 28 2016 - 10:39pm, first published August 18 2016 - 5:00am
Hunter Elwell is treated with medicinal cannabis.  Photo: Edwina Pickles
Hunter Elwell is treated with medicinal cannabis. Photo: Edwina Pickles
Lorraine Elwell with her son Hunter.  Photo: Edwina Pickles
Lorraine Elwell with her son Hunter. Photo: Edwina Pickles

It's the agonising decision: watch your child's tiny body writhe under the strain of an endless procession of severe seizures, or risk prosecution under Australian drug laws in the hope that cannabis could relieve the contortions.

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