Tomorrow - get tickets at the Summerland Sunday Market - for our event!

If you don't have your tickets to the September 14th Penticton event; 'Is Medical Cannabis Right for You?', see Elaine Nuessler at the Summerland Sunday Market, tomorrow, September 11. Elaine will be selling tickets at the market at the Kyla’s Quest table.

The September 14, Penticton event promises to be an eye opener into the newly re-discovered world of hemp and medical cannabis as a major relief from serious illnesses. If you or someone you know suffers from anything from arthritis to epilepsy, you need to come to hear our speakers.

See you tomorrow at the last Summerland market for the year!

Health Canada issuing exemptions for importing Charlotte's Web Oil

CW Botanicals Hemp Oil

Breakthrough!

Here is the big news we've been waiting for from Health Canada! A very special thanks to Barry Pogson.

Anyone interested in pursuing an exemption to import Charlotte's Web these are the steps to follow to apply:

1) Ask your doctor to write a letter to Health Canada stating:

a) That they are aware that your son or daughter is taking Charlotte's Web (the doctor must mention Charlotte's Web by name)

b) They will continue to follow your son or daughter as a patient in their care

c) It should also include the name, address, and license number of the practitioner (should be on the medical document), and the personal information of the applicant (full name & mailing address) as well as the full name of the minor receiving the oil

2) Send the letter to hc.exemption.sc@canada.ca

The only other advice I would give is to be patient, they will need to assess everyone on a case by case basis. This is such a good start and we are grateful that things are moving in the right direction.

Kyla's Quest presents Dr. Dave Hepburn at Penticton medical cannabis event

Dr Dave Hepburn Wisequacks

Dr. Dave Hepburn is an award winning syndicated columnist to more than 100 newspapers
across the United States and Canada. He is a recipient of the prestigious Canadian Community
Newspaper Association columnist of the year award as well as the Arizona Newspaper
Association columnist of the year.

Dave Hepburn is the author of "The Doctor Is In(sane)" which was nominated for several book awards.
Cohost of the Oprah Winfrey Network show Buyologic
Cohost of the popular national radio program "Wisequacks" heard weekly across Canada.
(www.wisequacks.org).

In 1995 Hepburn lived in the remote Pacific island of Tanna in the country of Vanuatu where, for most of a year he was the sole doctor and bush surgeon to 30,000 Tannese, many of whom had
never seen a white man. His remarkable Vanuatu exploits, including that of standing on the
edge of a volcano as it exploded were chronicled weekly on CBC radio.

Dr. Hepburn was a Canadian naval surgeon in the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Served as the
doctor for the Canadian Armed Forces’ West Coast fleet for three years. Instructor NBCW
(nuclear, biological, chemical warfare) medical treatment.

Doctor to the 1996 Olympic Games and marched into Olympic stadium in Atlanta. Medical
Director of the 1994 Commonwealth Games in gymnastics. Former team doctor to the national
rugby team as well as junior and professional hockey teams.

Director of Medical Relations on the Board of the David Foster Foundation.

Dr. Hepburn has coached at the highest level of hockey for 12 years and he himself entered the
Guinness Book of World Records as the highest scoring defenceman in the longest hockey
game in history.

His thrill seeking exploits have taken him around the globe and across the equator several
times. He is an avid outdoorsman and whitewater enthusiast, and has survived being a leader in
the Canadian Boy Scouts for 14 years.

Dr. Dave Hepburn of Wisequacks, coming to Penticton

Kyla's Quest is excited to have Dr. Dave Hepburn of Doctors without Boredom (Wisequacks) come to speak in Penticton on Sept 14... watch for tickets to this event on the topic of medical cannabis! (Please note: The date has been changed from Sept 21).

Dr. Dave Hepburn is one of two vibrant, funny, fearless and pioneering Canadian doctors who are on a mission to bring back medicines from the outer extremities of the earth. Their goal is to help improve the lives of patients everywhere and they will go anywhere to find the next traditional cure. Their program Wisequacks is the most fun, informative and upbeat health show in the media today!

 

Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo July 9-10 2016 Vancouver, Canada

As the Director of Kyla’s Quest I attended the Vancouver conference this month in order to further my knowledge and connect with people in the medical cannabis world. What I discovered at the conference, was that there was a wealth of information from various parts of the world; from doctors, scientists, specialists and many growers and producers in the industry.

I had the opportunity to speak about Kyla’s journey, Kyla’s Quest, medical cannabis for sick kids and our struggle with getting clean, consistent, high-quality product namely Charlotte’s Web, for many children in Canada.

Of particular interest to me regarding the presenters was our keynote speaker Dr. Lumír Ondrej Hanuš  - the scientist who initially identified the endocannabinoid system.

A number of other doctors spoke on various aspects of the use of medical cannabis and Dr. Natasha Ryz was particularly enlightening on the subject of cannabis and the gut. 

Conference info  

Join our Canadian Families Coalition for access to Charlotte’s Web oil

A letter aimed at MP's concerning the seizing of hemp oil shipments coming into Canada.

Dear Members of Parliament,

We are a group of parents who live in your ridings who are in need of urgent and immediate
help from the government of Canada to protect the health of our children.

The background
All of our children suffer from intractable epilepsy. That means they do not respond to any
pharmaceutical medications used to stop epileptic seizures. All of our children live with a
serious, incurable condition. Every seizure puts them at risk of brain damage or death. Some of
our children have already suffered irreversible brain damage because of their seizures.
All of us have been supported by our paediatricians or neurologists in using a hemp oil called
Charlotte’s Web to control our children’s seizures. It is produced in Colorado by CW Hemp.
For reasons that doctors do not fully understand, Charlotte’s Web controls seizures in some
epileptic children. All of our children have been using Charlotte’s Web. All of our children have
seen a dramatic, almost miraculous reduction in their seizures. By using this product, our
children are being offered a new chance at life.

By Health Canada’s own definition, Charlotte’s Web is a hemp oil. It is made from cannabis but
contains less than .3% THC. Our children do not get high. It is the non-psychoactive ingredient
in cannabis, CBD, that doctors believe controls the seizures.

Some Canadian licensed producers make similar products to Charlotte’s Web. Many of us have
tried Canadian-produced CBD oils, and they have produced little or no reduction in our
children’s seizures. Using a natural plant is not like using a pharmaceutical product. It cannot be
copied, and again, for reasons medical researchers do not yet understand, Charlotte’s Web is
the only product that has worked for our families. One neurologist told one of our members that
Charlotte’s Web is the only product they could recommend for us on children.

The issue
Last month we began to have problems having our shipments of Charlotte’s Web delivered. We
were told by CW Hemp that the CBSA was seizing the packages at the border. By the
government’s own rules, hemp oil is a legal product that is recommended for a variety of
medical conditions. We do not understand why the CBSA is confiscating our legally purchased
product.

Two weeks ago we were informed by CW Hemp that due to the increase in problems at the
border, they were suspending all shipments of Charlotte’s Web until further notice.

We are utterly desperate. Our children need their medicine. Every other treatment we have tried
has failed. We have tried, individually, to contact our MPs, our MPPs, and members of the
media. No one seems to understand the complexity of the issue. We are now, as a group,
asking for your help to solve this problem.

Our questions
Please can you urgently investigate why a legal product is being seized at the border?
If Charlotte’s Web does not for some reason meet Canada’s definition of hemp oil, despite being
less than .3% THC, and being legal to purchase throughout the United States and in the UK,
could you please ask the Health Minister to remove CBD from the list of Schedule II drugs so
that Charlotte’s Web can become a legal product in Canada?
At a time when the Liberal government is seeking to legalize marijuana for people who want to
get high, why is the same government blocking our children from using an oil that right now is
the only thing keeping them from brain damage or death?

We anxiously await your reply.

Sincerely,
xxx

Resources
Health Canada definition of hemp oil:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/substancontrol/hemp-chanvre/about-apropos/faq/indexeng.
php#a6
Agriculture Canada’s endorsements of hemp oil for health reasons:
http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/industry-markets-and-trade/statistics-and-market-information/byproduct-
sector/crops/pulses-and-special-crops-canadian-industry/industrial-hemp/?
id=1174595656066
CNN documentary explaining the background of Charlotte’s Web:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/07/health/charlotte-child-medical-marijuana/
A scientific study showing the efficacy of CBD on kids and adolescents with refractory epilepsy:
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5714e4c760b5e92c3a2e15e0/t/
573b4852b09f95244892ccf8/1463502931378/CBD_Isreal+Jan+1016+copy.pdf
Some facts on epilepsy from Time magazine:
"Some of these parents are hoping pot can help where mainstream medicine has failed.
Epilepsy costs individuals and institutions $15 billion a year. It is far more common than autism,
multiple sclerosis or a host of other neurological disorders. And it kills more Americans every
year than breast cancer—and yet the disease receives just 20 percent as much research
funding from the National Institutes of Health. What’s more, a third of people with epilepsy have
an intractable drug-resistant type."