Dad gives toddler marijuana

Katherine - posted on 05/01/2011 ( 27 moms have responded )




After reporting about bong-hitting babies, toddlers found in the middle of the highway with a bag of weed, and generally bad parents under the influence, I'm surprised to talk about marijuana in a positive context with a toddler. But it's true. A very good dad, in very tragic circumstances helped his toddler, by giving him pot.

Mike Hyde's two-year-old son, Cash was fighting for his life as he was treated for a stage 4 brain tumor. Against the doctor's approval, Hyde put cannabis oil in his son's feeding tube, which he credits with giving his son the will to eat after 40 days of treatment, and the toddler was able to be weaned off of anti-nausea medication as well. Cash Hyde has come out on the other side of this ordeal, and his father helped him through by using marijuana. Of course some people would like to see him arrested for using the drug that is illegal in most states.

Of course in most parts of the country, Hyde broke the law and could be severely punished. Which is just wrong. Personally, I would do anything, including breaking the law, to ease the suffering of my children. Helping your child fight cancer has got to be one of the most heart-wrenching things a parent has to do. If you discover something that can help your baby through the pain, why should you have to worry about spending time in jail?

As long as you're not hurting anyone else, you should be able to go to any length to help your children, right? It's as if someone invented a new drug to help cancer patients, but told you if you used it you would be arrested. How does that make sense? Mike Hyde wasn't smoking a bowl when he acquired cannabis, he was helping his child fight for his life. Anyone else should be able to do the same, without fear of the authorities.

Would you break the law if it meant helping your sick child?



Firebird - posted on 05/02/2011




Absolutely I would. I also fail to see how some weed would be more damaging than cancer treatment drugs. I have always supported the legalization and use of medicinal marijuana.

Jenny - posted on 05/01/2011




Of course, marijuana is a very effective medicine. Just because it's illegal, doesn't mean it is bad.


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Ashley - posted on 05/06/2011




Ok as much as i think pot is no big deal and should be legal and im glad it worked for this little boy but were is the line were parents are not doctors and should not be medicating there children. In this case i 100% agree but i worry that this will tell other parents that its ok to decide to treat there children regardless of what the docs say in horrible stupid ways.

Dana - posted on 05/05/2011




I think it's absolutely fine. I do disagree with Stasia's statement that "it is not processed and you know exactly what is in it". That's not always true, so you have to be careful of where you're getting your pot. Unless of course it's prescribed pot, then you don't have to worry. :)

Joyce - posted on 05/05/2011




The law in itself is faulty, why not do what is best for my child and break the faulty law?

Constance - posted on 05/04/2011




Christina I agree with you. He didn't put it in a bong and tell him to inhale. He used the oil which really doesn't have any lasting effects. I have seen a lot of people that use it because they can't eat because they are too sick. I think if it can help then there is nothing wrong with it but only in an extreme situation would I agree for someone to give it to their child becaus I know I would do anything for my children.

Christina - posted on 05/04/2011




Giving that poor little boy marijuana was probably less damaging to his body than all the pain medications being pumped into his system. I'm glad this dad was able to help his son.

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If this drug eases the pain of those suffering from illness in this world.I say let them have it..legalise it for heaven sake.Put yourself in there shoes and see how long you can take the pain.Do not judge them for using it.

Stasia - posted on 05/03/2011




I dont get why people are so afraid of medical marijuana, especially that it is not processed and you know what is in it. What scares me is fluorescent pink baby peptones bismol that turns your tongue black or the anti depressants we give our teenagers that are later recalled because they increase the likelihood of suicide...

Mrs. - posted on 05/03/2011




No one would have a problem with this if it was a pharma solution for cancer pain. Did it help the poor child... yes..then fuck it.

Corrie - posted on 05/02/2011




My grandmother asked for some green when she was dying of cancer. She thought a family member could get her some (she wasn't wrong, but she didn't end up having any)
I think Pot, like many things, can be used in a beneficial way.
Cigarettes should be illegal. They have no benefits what so ever.
Giving the baby what he needs is most important, and in this case it worked.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/02/2011




It is a miracle drug, and yes I would do the same thing as him. Good for him. LEGALIZE it and we won't have this problem.

Kathy - posted on 05/02/2011




absolutely my child is number 1 don't mess with my kids and God help you if you mess with my grandkids

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When I was a little girl, one of my cousins had a type of cancer (sorry, I don't remember what kind, I was not close to her) and her parents were arrested for buying pot for her. It helped her with the nausea from chemo and improved her appetite.
When the officer found out what they were doing, he dropped the charges and a judge dismissed the case. She did eventually die, pot does not "cure" cancer, but it can make fighting it SO much more bearable.

The actions of both the parents and the police in this case were "illegal" but cases are dismissed all the time in exchange for information, protection, and other things, so it's a good loophole. I would hope that our judicial branch would have the sense to use it when they should.

I do not support allowing parents to add anything they like to their child's medical care against the will of the doctor because that opens up a hole for bad parents to sabotage treatment without any consequence.

Tara - posted on 05/02/2011




Yes. And that includes giving my kids medical marijuana to ease their suffering or encourage appetite, much safer and has a much longer history in medicine than any of the anti-nausea etc. drugs. Never a reported death. And it works, amazingly and so simply. It works.

Jenn - posted on 05/02/2011




Absolutely I would do ANYTHING to help ease my child's suffering! I hope one day marijuana will be legalized so that it can be monitored appropriately and prescribed for much needed medicinal purposes. Marijuana has also been proven affective for some children with severe autism or other behavioral issues. Western medicine is NOT the medicine of the Gods, as so many blindly believe.

April - posted on 05/01/2011




Yes! Without hesitation. If it eased my children's suffering and helped them, i would do anything.

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