Iowa Medical-Marijuana Proponent Dies Of Cancer

Tassin contended that many other medications doctors prescribe routinely are vastly more dangerous than marijuana.

IOWA: One of Iowa’s clearest voices on behalf of legalized medical marijuana has died before she could see her efforts succeed. Lori Tassin, 44, of Des Moines was a regular presence at the Statehouse last spring, button-holing legislators and testifying about why she and other ill Iowans should have the right to try marijuana. She died Friday of Read the full article…

Stoner Icon Says Hemp Oil To Blame For Tumor

"When they legalised the weed here they're going to have all these safeguards in place so that when you buy your oil it will be properly identified."

CALIFORNIA: Funnyman and stoner icon Tommy Chong is undergoing surgery to remove a tumour in his rectum in the hope it will end his painful battle with cancer. The marijuana activist checked into the hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday shortly after appearing on US news show Access Hollywood Live, where he revealed he’s desperate Read the full article…

How Tommy Chong Beat Cancer With Homegrown Cannabis Medicine

In a recent interview in 2014, Tommy talks in detail about how he came to the decision to try hemp oil, and how the process worked for him to beat cancer.

CALIFORNIA:  As the movement for the liberation of cannabis gains momentum, and attitudes toward this relaxing and healing plant evolve, we are witnessing an explosion in innovation around how cannabis is used, both as a medicine and for recreational purposes. Finally overcoming its reputation as a mind-bending, psychoactive drug that makes you stoned, lazy and Read the full article…

Cannabis And Tobacco Smoke Are Not Equally Carcinogenic

While cannabis smoke has been implicated in respiratory dysfunction, including the conversion of respiratory cells to what appears to be a pre-cancerous state [5], it has not been causally linked with tobacco related cancers [6] such as lung, colon or rectal cancers.

Tobacco has dramatic negative consequences for those who smoke it. In addition to its high addiction potential [1], tobacco is causally associated with over 400,000 deaths yearly in the United States, and has a significant negative effect on health in general [2]. More specifically, over 140,000 lung-related deaths in 2001 were attributed to tobacco smoke Read the full article…

For patients like me, marijuana is a necessity

Though cannabis for medical purposes became legal in the District (where I live) in 2010, the city-sanctioned dispensaries that can supply it are only now inching closer to opening their doors.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: My breast cancer diagnosis at age 26 was an unwelcome and at times harrowing experience. What allowed me to endure the darkest days was the hope that my rigorous treatment — chemotherapy, surgeries and radiotherapy among them — would allow me to once again live a full and healthy life. It’s what propelled Read the full article…