Steven Taylor, a father of two girls, from Australia, is facing jail time for medicating his daughters with cannabis. Both his daughters, Morgan and Ariel suffer from the chronic auto-immune disease, Crohn’s.
Like many other parents with children suffering from chronic conditions, Taylor has been on an emotional rollercoaster.
“A couple of times there I carried Morgan into hospital weighing around 32 kilograms – actually carrying her in my arms and crying,” he said.
Morgan (21), and her sister, Ariel, (25), have both been hospitalized for Crohn’s Disease on a number of occasions. Crohn’s is a chronic condition that affects the bowel. It causes severe inflammation in the digestive tract which can lead to a number of symptoms, extreme weight loss, and malnutrition being among the more severe.