It’s long been known that products derived from the cannabis, or marijuana, plant can help relieve symptoms and treatment side effects associated with a number of diseases, including cancer. Responding to public pressure in recent years, many states have legalized medical cannabis. The state where I live, Virginia, legalized medical cannabis products this year.
There’s also legislation in Congress that would legalize cannabis under federal law, with action in the House of Representatives expected before the end of the year. Continue reading