Episode 5 - Can Cannabis Cure Cancer?
Mara Gordon, founder of Aunt Zelda’s, has been treating cancer patients with high potency cannabis oils for over 5 years.
Nope. Nothing cures the scourge of cancer (there are over 300 different types of “cancer,” all of which behave differently and respond differently to various treatments. That’s why it’s such a bitch.)
But cannabis can cause certain types of cancer cells to commit suicide – in particular brain, breast and skin cancers.
Our guest this week, Mara Gordon, has been treating cancer patients with high potency cannabis oils for over 5 years. She’s the founder of Aunt Zelda’s, a patient collective in Northern California, and the story of how she became one of the pioneers of this treatment is worth listening to—especially if you know someone battling this killer disease.
Her treatments, in addition to standard oncology, have kept a young boy – Chico Ryder -- and dozens like him -- alive long after doctors wrote him off.
To be clear: There are many myths surrounding cannabis and cancer—more pop up every day. Cannabis oil is not the miracle as some claim, but science is beginning to understand the ways it terminates tumors.