Hi everyone. I’m sure you’ve never heard me mention here that although I am American, I live in Indonesia. Did I mention that I live in Indonesia?
Okay, that’s out of the way. Now let’s talk about a serious, heart-rending situation I’ve been asked to help with. Someone I know here (I’ll call her Lena), a Spaniard married to an Indonesian, has a child with severe epilepsy. As you can imagine, treatment options and medication in Indonesia are out-of-date to somewhat below average-ish at best.
Lena has recently heard about the promise of cannabis to treat epilepsy, through articles like this one.
In desperation she has turned to me wondering if I know anything about ways to help her access legal medical marijuana in Colorado. The shortest answer is no, I don’t know anything at all, and I am not optimistic about her chances of helping her child by accessing medical marijuana in America, especially given that neither she nor her husband are American, they are located in Bali, and I don’t think they have anywhere near the money that the author of the above-cited article describes spending in order to get help for his son.
Anyway, the best I can do is to offer to follow up with some dispensaries in Colorado, since by utter chance I’ll be there in April for a very short period of time. Lena has asked me to look into whether, if she and her family went to Colorado, they would be allowed to buy anything to administer to their son.
If anyone knows the answer to that question already, it would be great if you could let me know. Other questions:
Can you think of anything I should discuss with a Colorado dispenser that would be of interest to Lena?
Do you have any other suggestions or ideas for her?
Thanks in advance, everyone. There’s nothing worse than wanting to help your child and being powerless to do so. I honestly doubt I can give Lena much assistance, but I certainly will do everything I legally can to help.
(There are a few more details I could share - like how someone who is probably just impersonating a famous US physician is trying to scam her by telling her he can get her cannabis oil delivered to Indonesia from the US for $500 - but I’ll share as needed in light of any answers this post receives.)