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  • Post Time Posted April 19, 2018
At the age of 11, Emma Boniface watched her mother lose herself in the grasp of an opioid addiction.

A young woman’s fight to support cannabis as a pain treatment takes place on Parliament Hill. When Emma Boniface was 11 years old, she watched her mother deal with chronic pain and the side effects of opioid use including the loss of more than half her teeth, her mobility and eventually, her job.  

When Boniface’s mother began using cannabis to deal with the pain, things took a turn - for the better. “She was awake more often, she was talking with us, she was able to walk. She was able to do stuff, a lot more than before. We had our mom back,” said Boniface, who, now 14 years old. Boniface is taking centre stage at Ottawa’s annual 4-20 rally to share her thoughts about the use of cannabis. 

She hopes to drill home the message, “If they educate us properly and show us the real benefits and maybe the downsides to cannabis, then we can make our own decisions knowing every possible outcome.”

Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/4155831/420-ottawa-2018-youth/  

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