For this piece I was driven by the experience I went through with my mother who had survived stage 3 breast cancer and uterus cancer. Her and many others had to endure the crippling side effects such as severe loss of appetite, pain, and neuropathy from chemo therapy. This made the use of excessive narcotics to treat these effects, which my mother hated. She turned to cannabis as an option for treating her symptoms, and as a result, dealt with a lot less pills to take. When I asked her what made cannabis so appealing to her, she simply replied: “so I don’t have to take any pills!” Who could argue with that?
I hope to persuade those who may have a stigma against using cannabis as medical treatment, and the under-representation of alternative medicine as a whole.