On Thursday July 6th Green Man had the honor of hosting the filming of an observational documentary in the UK following a young lady named Georgia Rankin who has a rare form of dwarfism called Undiagnosed Skeletal Dysplasia.
Despite being on a combination of Morphine, Paracetamol and Diclofenac, Georgia still experiences a great amount of skeletal bone pain. At present her parents are growing increasingly concerned about the long term effects of her current pain relief. Furthermore, they have been investigating the option of Georgia using alternative pain relief therapies and have also considered the prospect of cannabis oil. This brought them to Denver, Colorado in hopes to better educate themselves on Cannabis and how it may be of help to Georgia.
In order to learn more about Marijuana’s health benefits, we introduced Georgia and her family to friends of Green Man, Coltyn and his mom, Wendy. Coltyn and his family relocated from Illinois in order to treat his ailments with Cannabis and his story is amazing! It will make you laugh, cry, and really question how governments are still failing to recognize the health benefits of such an amazing plant.
Coltyn and Georgia were able to relate to each other with tales of excruciating pain, frustrating doctor visits, constant medication and even worse side effects. Their families shared the experiences of researching alternative sources of pain relief and having to face the difficult decision of leaving their homes in pursuit of their children’s health.
The purpose of the visit to GMC and the episode is to help raise awareness in the UK to the benefits of Cannabis as a Medicine. Both families remain active in legislation processes and stride toward the goal of giving every person in the world easy access to the medication they need to maintain a healthy life. Hopefully, because of seeing this video, other people will start to feel the same way!