First underage patient to receive legal cannabis oil in Poland
Cannabis in Poland is illegal, with no medicinal cannabis program in place for patients who could potentially benefit from the multi-purpose plant (In 2018 Poland put legislation in place and allowed imports of cannabis medicines, mainly from Canada).
But things are changing in Poland. Activists and patients recently rejoiced when Maks, a 5 year old suffering from medication-resistant epilepsy, was allowed to be treated legally with cannabis oil under doctor supervision at the Child Health Center. Dorota Gudaniec, Maks’ mother, fought hard to be able to give her son the best treatment and only treatment that works: cannabis oil. Seventeen other young patients who conventional medicine did not give any hope are now also treated with medicinal cannabis oil.
And while Maks and other patients can now be treated legally with cannabis oil, other patients are still left in the dark by the Polish government. In February, the Constitutional Court did order the government to deal with the legalization of medical cannabis issue. But changes have yet to be seen.