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Boy with cancer who uses cannabis switches oncologists

By Olivia Wilmsen, Multimedia Journalist, olivia.wilmsen@krdo.com
Published On: Nov 22 2013 01:02:27 AM CST

A Colorado Springs three-year-old boy has cancer. His mom is swapping out chemo for cannabis. It’s a choice conventional doctors are calling dangerous, but the mom says it's the right choice for her child as he's now in remission.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Three-year-old Landon Riddle who’s been battling cancer using cannabis capsules will be seeing a new oncologist in Arizona. His mom decided to leave Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Mom, Sierra Riddle, was ordered by child Protective Services to switch him back on chemotherapy for his leukemia in September.

Now, doctors wanted to take her back to court for disagreeing with their decision to put Landon on more medications Sierra believes are ‘toxic’.

"To me at this point, it's gone way too far. It had gone too far earlier when they infringed on my parental rights. Now it's gone two steps beyond that and I won't tolerate it,” said Sierra Riddle.

Child Protective Services did not grant the doctors' court request. Sierra has dropped those doctors and found a new oncologist in Phoenix, Arizona. Landon has been using cannabis capsules since January both with and without chemotherapy. He is in remission.

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