by Paul Fassa
March 24th, 2014
When someone is assigned to hospice, it means that he or she has six months or less to live. All medical interventions are canceled, especially since by that time the patient is completely worn out from orthodox treatments and can’t take anymore. While in hospice, the main treatment is morphine to reduce pain, that’s it. For an older person dying of cancer to leave hospice under his own power is somewhat of a miracle, but that is exactly what at least 2 people have done thanks to the healing powers of cannabis.
I’m presenting two such cases, and the miracle worker for each was cannabis. The most recent case involved Nevada City, California resident Ed Moore. Ed was a mess with liver cancer that was stage IV with a seven inch long tumor which had metastasized into his lymph nodes. Ed was around 70, and the doctors told him to pack it in; he was done.
Upon receiving packets of IV morphine from hospice, Ed and his wife Beate decided to take advantage of the fact they could make their own cannabis oil from the hemp they grew on their land, and they also enlisted the service of a local naturopath who put Ed on a list of natural ingredients to support the healing process of cannabis.
The last word from Beate was that Ed is able to exercise and eat now, he’s regained lost weight, and his tumor is less than half the size when diagnosed. Another true story comes from Stan and Barbara Rutner, who also reside in California.
Stan was sent to hospice after the chemo and radiation treatments for his lung and brain cancer had almost killed him. He was approaching 80 years of age, and now he couldn’t walk or be without his oxygen apparatus 24/7 after leading an active life. But his son-in-law researched cannabis and told his daughter to recommend it to Stan.