Father allowed to see toddler he treated with cannabis

The 30-year-old man faced Brisbane’s Magistrates Court today charged with supplying dangerous drugs to a minor after he was arrested this month outside the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, where the child was being treated for neuroblastoma cancer.

It is alleged the man had given the toddler cannabis oil in her food in the hope of aiding her treatment.

Originally prohibited from making contact with his daughter, the man successfully had his bail conditions altered during a brief mention of the case.

The man can now visit the girl but only under supervision.

A small crowd of medical cannabis advocates held a rally outside the court, with the man expressing his thanks for their support.

The girl remains in hospital, where she has received chemotherapy.

Her condition is believed to have improved since that treatment began.

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