Rep. Allen Peake gives away CBD epilepsy treatment for free. He might as well be called the Robin Hood of medical marijuana oil in “war on drugs” state Georgia. He has been at it since 2016, and as a lawmaker, he has gained the support of other lawmakers, even those originally opposed to medical marijuana.
Peake describes himself as a conservative Christian being guided by his moral convictions to get medicine to children in need. The Free Thought Project reported on the situation. It says the conclusion is simple: the war on drugs is a war on people.
Reason to dispute laws
Peake says he will do whatever it takes to get cannabis products to children suffering from seizures or epilepsy. There are kids for whom no accepted prescription medicine will work. He says seeing these children in hospital beds after all ‘legal’ medications have failed them is enough reason to dispute unjust laws. He wants to get them a medicine that works.
In 2015, Peake championed a bill which allows patients in Georgia with certain conditions to have low-THC medical cannabis in their possession. However, they are not allowed to cultivate, purchase, or transport it for import. That’s why a big cardboard box filled with cannabis products from Colorado arrives at Peake’s office monthly.
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Giving products away for free
Peake says he doesn’t know how his delivery gets through because transporting cannabis across state lines is a federal offense. He distributes the products to patients across the state for free. Peake gets away with it because he has a medical cannabis card, and he may possess cannabis products.
Every month, the congressman contributes $100,000 to a foundation doing medical cannabis research in Colorado. He will never recover these donations, but he says it is about helping people and not about getting a tax break.
The mom of a Dravet syndrome child who benefited from medical marijuana, Shannon Cloud, helps distribute products to Atlanta from Peake’s office. She says it is absurd to have to meet people at gas stations or parking lots to give them medicine. Instead, they should be able to go to a place where the product is produced, tested and dispensed in a normal way. But in Georgia, parents must get their kids’ CBD oil clandestinely.
Helping families to relocate
Reports on the actions of Rep. Allen Peake first surfaced more than 18 months ago. Previously, he helped families to relocate to Colorado to have legal access to medical marijuana for their kids. He often visits these families and has first-hand experience of how CBD epilepsy treatment has changed children’s lives in a seemingly miraculous way.
Peake says that by getting involved, he made a promise to the families he helps. As a result, he would do whatever it takes to get them safe products. He says he has kept his promise, and if it involved civil disobedience, so be it. It was worth it, he says. The pleasure of knowing his help can heal sick children is what drives him.
Breaking the law to give CBD epilepsy treatment “worth it”
Rep. Allen Peake says the gratitude of a mom, the difference in a child’s cognitive ability and controlled seizures make up for every bit of risk he takes. He is still trying to change the law, and a new bill to expand the conditions qualifying for medical marijuana is waiting for the signature of the governor. Peake would like to see the cultivation, production, and sale of cannabis oil CBD epilepsy treatments becoming legal in his state.