UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned an hour-long special from London-based Frieda TV that follows former Gogglebox stars as they embark on a mission to help their son.
Steph & Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son? follows Steph and Dom Parker and their family as they journey to help their 18-year old son Max, who suffers from autism and epilepsy. In recent months, the couple has been given hope with the medical use of marijuana/cannabidiol (CBD), which has shown to control or even eliminate the deadly seizures that Max faces. But the Parker’s are currently being refused treatment.
This one-off film follows the family at home and on their travels across the UK and the U.S. to meet other families who have been prescribed cannabis oil in order to see how effective it is and the risks involved, as they try to decide if medical marijuana could be the cure they’ve been looking for.
Steph & Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son? is executive produced by Jon Lloyd, with Erica Gornall directing. It was commissioned by Channel 4′s commissioning editor Emily Jones.