Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Melissa Ethredge gets on board for medical marijuana

Media Awareness Project has a candid interview with Melissa Ethredge on the first anniversary of her diagnosis with breast cancer. She did the chemo trip and beat the demon. She used medical marijuana to deal with the effects of chemo.
Etheridge: I decided instead of signing up for the drugs that-well, there's the drug that you take for the pain. But that constipates you. So, you have to take the constipation drug. But then that actually gives you diarrhea. So, you need a little diarrhea drug. Instead of taking five or six of the prescriptions, I decided to go a natural route and smoke marijuana.
Her doctors were all for it, although they couldn't prescribe it themselves.
Etheridge: Do I worry that it will be abused? Yeah. I mean, Vicodin is abused. Everything that brings pain relief is abused. Yeah. But does that mean because Vicodin is abused, do they keep it away from people? No.They prescribe it. Put the laws on it, prescribe it.
Music to my ears. She'll be a good advocate.


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