Cancer survivor: Ganja cured me

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Marijuana has long been used to treat cancer cells and when Ms Patsy (not her real name) was diagnosed with inoperable cervical cancer she decided to take some advice and treat the cancer with marijuana. After buying a few ounces of the herb, Patsy soaked the marijuana buds in alcohol and boiled it for 20 minutes in a rice cooker. Daily doses, she believes, caused her cancer to go into remission. In an interview yesterday, a senior pharmacologist said because marijuana is still illegal, many people who use the herb for medicinal purposes do so secretly without advertising its success. She said research has shown that marijuana extracts kills cancer cells. “It can also be used to treat a range of illnesses including Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV, chronic pain and Alzheimer’s disease but there is a stigma to it,” the source said, adding that a statement by Health Minister Dr Terrence Deyalsingh not to endorse medicinal marijuana was “close-minded. Cancer survivor: Ganja cured me

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