cancer treatment

Brittany Maynard Deserved to Choose Her Treatment

Brittany Maynard Deserved to Choose Her Treatment

As you probably already know, Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) patient who had become the face of “Death with Dignity” chose to end her life on November 1 as she had planned. And I’m really angry. No, I’m not angry at Brittany or her choice…I’m angry at the Cannabis community for its reaction […]

Glioblastoma, Memories, and Cannabis: Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Glioblastoma, Memories, and Cannabis: Brain Tumor Awareness Month

I vividly remember the day I learned my father had a brain tumor. I was staying with my mother at my cousin’s house, near the hospital where I was getting chemotherapy for my own cancer. I was about to go on a walk – I tried to do some kind of exercise every day because […]

Cannabis Versus Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Go Team Logan!

Cannabis Versus Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Go Team Logan!

It’s one of the worst nightmares any parent can imagine. You take your healthy son to the doctor shortly after his first birthday. He’s not very sick, but a few of his symptoms are troubling. They do preliminary bloodwork and then admit him to the hospital right away, informing you that there were “blasts” in his […]

The Economics of Extortion: Could Cannabis Replace the Leukemia Drug Gleevac?

The Economics of Extortion: Could Cannabis Replace the Leukemia Drug Gleevac?

What is the moral difference between threatening a person’s life to extort a million dollars and charging a person a million dollars for a lifesaving drug? If the answer appears obvious to you, slow down. While a desperate patient taking out a second mortgage on their home to save their life may feel the victim […]

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

PHOTO: My father and my daughter, Isis Aaliyah Another sad story from the front lines of the war on cancer. Last summer my father was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer on his inner right thigh. My pops was always the kind of guy that didn’t like to worry me or his loved ones; he had a tendency to […]