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Nurses won’t give cannabis oil to son who suffers seizures, Toronto mom says

By Muriel Draaisma – CBC News

Health Canada allows nurses to administer medical marijuana, but health facilities may have other policies.

A Toronto mother whose son suffers from chronic seizures due to a rare genetic condition is frustrated that some nurses in Toronto hospitals have refused to administer cannabis oil, which she says brings him relief.

Maria Niembro, mother of 11-year-old Francesco, told CBC’s Metro Morning on Monday that she has to administer the cannabis oil herself to her son, who suffers from CFC, or Cardio-facio-cutaneous, syndrome.

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