“Louis is helping a sick girl out in time of need. Is it really necessary to have such a brave man to prosecute? Or is this the ‘war on drugs’ that they have in Antwerp?” Jean-Pierre Voncken (61) is pacing in the hallway of the Antwerp court. He is called as a witness in the trial against Louis E. (65) from Merksem, a grower of cannabis, and a brewer of cannabis oil.
the Antwerp court would eventually decide to Voncken - due to time constraints - not to hear, regrets he is strong. “We are with a whole delegation specially from Maasmechelen to Antwerp come. With the testimony about my daughter Sofie, I wanted the court to make clear that it is thanks to Louis lives to be saved. As someone stab you in the bak.”
up To 250 seizure per day
I swear to god, I'm not going to allow Louis to be convicted. Because then it with our daughter lastJean-Pierre Voncken
The 10-year-old Sofie is suffering from a severe form of epilepsy and received for the use of cannabis oil to 50 up to 250 seizure per day. Since the use of it, she had only one attack. “The oil brings out the best in her”, says Jean Pierre. “Previously, we showed that Sofie was no longer be treated in the university hospitals of Leuven, so we went looking for alternatives. The first results with the cannabis oil from the Netherlands were positive, but rather of short duration. Afterwards, we met Louis, and his oil had the most accurate effect on Sofie.”