Australian dad arrested, prevented from seeing daughter after giving her cannabis treatment


Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 6.40.55 AMAUSTRALIA – An Australian dad was arrested January 2nd for administering medical cannabis to his 2-year-old daughter who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Adam Koessler’s daughter Rumer Rose is battling stage 4 neuroblastoma. Koessler believed the cannabis treatment was improving his daughter’s health.

“Her skin color came back, her eyes were sparkling again and we just looked at each other in complete amazement,” Koessler told the Newcastle Herald.

According to, Koessler was arrested when he was meeting with Rumer’s oncologist in Brisbane. He was charged with supplying dangerous drugs to a person under 16 and possession of dangerous drugs.

According to a petition, “Adam’s bail conditions prohibit him from having direct or indirect contact with his own child who is in the Lady Cilento Children’s hospital – South Brisbane. On the 9th January 2015, Rumer was moved to Intensive care after having seizures.”

The petition claims it’s inhumane and unjust to keep a parent, who acted out of love for his child, away from her during this illness.

As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 125,000 people had signed the petition.

Koessler’s next court date is set for January 20th.



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