My wife @MediKatie and I recently met several parents of children with cancer, during the leadup to the birth of our son. MediKatie herself nearly died from cancer as a child, and is now an activist who spreads awareness that cannabis cures many cancers (including the one she had).
Due to it being deemed a high-risk pregnancy, we qualified to stay at a facility for families of sick children, in the time before the birth. There were hundreds of seriously ill children from all over BC. It was wonderful to have that resource, somewhere safe that families of sick kids can stay while treatment is ongoing. It makes a hard time just a little less rough.
So despite what I'll say next, don't get me wrong, I appreciate that families can access it if they need to. My criticism comes out of love - I want things to improve, and recognizing this problem exists may be the first step.
Almost half of the kids there - from teens down to toddlers - had smooth bald heads (from radiation therapy). After observing (and meeting) quite a few different people at this place, I noticed most families there weren't very health-conscious. Sedentary lifestyles and constant meat-eating, for example. Bacon and sausages were provided free staples for all sick kids and their family members, and processed food like Ramen or Kraft Dinner was available in between. I saw a lot of obese mothers and fathers, and noticed quite a few cigarette smokers as well. The focus isn't on avoiding known carcinogens (like grilled meat products), but on attending doctor visits and receiving radiation and chemotherapy. To me, the place we stayed seems to be enabling the medical system to keep people sick, like it's an industry. Not about healing and recovery, but about treatment and medication.
And specifically no mention that cannabinoids destroy cancer. In fact, there is a strict prohibition against "marijuana" anywhere in the area, including edible and vapourized (smokeless) forms. Since cannabinoids cause no scientifically-demonstrated harm to children or the developing fetus, why the prohibition? What's even weirder is cannabis was supposedly legalized in Canada in 2018, so people are using it regularly all over town, but medically it continues to be treated like a dangerous substance with no therapeutic value. It is as though the very cure for these childrens' illnesses is being actively kept far away from them, by society.
Mainly, it's ignorance. A lot of those parents simply don't know they're withholding the cure for almost all types of cancer (even the types radiation can't fix). Their meat-based processed diets, encouraged by the mainstream (and even the medical community) are keeping them ill, and prohibition against cannabis is killing many of them off. It's really, really disturbing when you know the full truth of the situation.
So yes, it's mainly ignorance keeping this nightmare going - keeping children sick, keeping families broken, and keeping the healthcare system ineffective.
It was really frustrating to have to bite my tongue on a regular basis while staying around those sick kids. I met some parents who I wished I could have told the truth about cannabis, but as you mentioned, that could have resulted in us being kicked out of the program! The anti-cannabis stance is exceedingly clear.
Besides, even if we could tell dozens of sick kids' parents the truth, how many would bother to investigate it? And how many of those would be able to overcome the generations of brainwashing from the mainstream and big pharmaceutical companies, telling them cannabis causes cancer?
Still, I'm so happy you DID tell at least one desperate mother that cannabis oil is a safe and effective way to save her "terminal" child's life. It sounds like she received the information well, and is going to look into it. When she does, she'll find THC and other cannabinoids can and will remove the cancerous tissues from her child, something surgery and thousands of pills and devastating radiation can't do. She's literally burning and drugging her child to death, while a safe plant-based cure is available. Hearing that from a stranger might be hard for some parents to take, but it is absolutely the truth, backed up by nearly every research center and university in the world.
Cannabis cures cancer, almost all types, even end-stage cancers nothing else can touch. It does little-to-no harm to the body or brain, and certainly far less than the currently accepted mainstream protocols, which together are a TRILLION dollar a year industry.
I'm proud of my wife for standing against that, at great peril to our own situation, to potentially save one innocent child from the same cancer that almost killed her. She made the right call. I hope that mother takes action before it's too late.