(Jan 21, 2015 12:37) A father stopped from seeing his dying daughter because he gave her cannabis oil to ease her suffering has finally been allowed to spend time with his little girl.
Australian Adam claims that Rumer, who has a Stage 4 neuroblastoma, showed remarkable improvements after she was given the oil, but authorities say he has broken drugs laws and his bail conditions forbid him from being alone with his daughter.
But this morning the Facebook page launched in support of Adam announced that the dad had now been able to spend some time with Rumer in hospital.
Minutes later, it was reported that police had been called and were outside Rumer’s room, “but on arrival, and after assessing the situation, they determined that Adam had every right to be there and spend time with Rumer”.
It is the first time he has been able to do so since his arrest on January 2.
His Facebook team added: “What an emotional afternoon for all of us, especially Adam.”
“Good on you [Queensland Police Service] for seeing the situation for what it was.”
Almost 140,000 have now signed a petition calling on authorities to intervene on Adam’s behalf, after he was charged with supplying dangerous drugs to a person under 16 and possessing dangerous drugs.
Those behind the petition say “it is inhumane and unjust to keep a parent, who acted out of love for his child [and] wanting to prolong her life, away from her during such severe illness”.