Senator uses marijuana to help reduce cancer treatment side effects

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The Kentucky lawmaker chooses marijuana over opioids

Seven years, a Senator from Kentucky, Dan Seum, was diagnosed with cancer. As was the fashion at the time, in order to deal with the pain, his physician prescribed OxyContin, a pharma-created, opioid-based painkiller that has been the cause of tens of thousands of overdose deaths around the world. Seum already knew the risks associated with opioid addiction and opted instead to use marijuana, Mother Nature’s wonder drug, to help him in his fight against the disease.

According to Seum, “I threw it in the garbage can and went home and smoked a joint. And guess what? No nausea. I was able to function. I was going through the (chemo) treatment. It was during the legislative session, I did not miss a day due to nausea from the cancer.”

Seum is a firm believer in the benefits of marijuana, having experienced relief using the plant firsthand. He is now pushing for legislation in Kentucky that would allow medical marijuana legal, allowing Kentucky to join 33 other states that have already recognized the benefits the plant offers.

Seum isn’t the only one in his family to have turned to marijuana for an ailment. He readily admits his own use and even acknowledges that one of his grandchildren – he has 24 in total – uses it for her epilepsy. He adds, “Wouldn’t it be nice if my granddaughter was no longer a criminal.”