When a retired police officer from Summerland, B.C., left his job after 25 years, he hardly imagined fighting for his little granddaughter to be given marijuana.
Chris Nuessler, along with his wife Elaine, wants Canada to allow two-year-old Kyla Williams to be given a form of medical marijuana known to prevent seizures resulting from epilepsy.
The girl’s parents, Jared and Courtney Williams, along with the Nuesslers, have been researching medical pot use and speaking with experts to build what they’re calling “Kyla’s medical team.”
They say Kyla has suffered severe side effects from prescription drugs when she could be helped like other children in the United States. A strain of marijuana commonly called Charlotte’s Web has been known to help kids in the U.S., but it’s illegal in Canada.