Medical marijuana may have come to the states, but there is no integration with the medical community. Patients get their information from friends and the media, and are left largely at the mercy of marijuana vendors.

I managed to get through college in the 1980s without smoking marijuana.

It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with cancer in the 1990s that I decided to give it a try.

The anti-nausea medicine I was taking to combat the side effects of chemotherapy made me feel like I was going to jump out of my skin and it didn’t banish my queasiness. So I took matters into my own hands and asked a friend for some marijuana. 

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Shari Berman ~ StatNews.com

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