Category Archives: cancer

On Being Seven Years Pharmaceutical And Cancer-Free

In 2012, seven years ago this October, I was staring down a clean ultrasound, with the technician telling onlookers, “It must be a technical error,” as they could not find the cancerous mass that was just there, less than three months prior. The image seen in both the first mammogram and follow-up ultrasound showed a […]

Willie Nelson’s Buddy Won A Nobel Prize For Developing A Cancer Drug

To look at Jim Allison, you wouldn’t immediately think that he’s a Nobel Prize-winning immunologist. He looks more like a harmonica player, which he is, too. In fact, you can occasionally catch him onstage playing with his longtime friend, Willie Nelson. But as a new feature-length documentary reveals, Jim Allison is actually the reason why […]

Cancer Patient in Illinois Sentenced to Four Years in Prison For Marijuana

On May 31, the Illinois General Assembly voted to make Illinois the 11th state to legalize recreational cannabis. The new law will take effect January 1, 2020. But Thomas J. Franzen, a Stage 4 cancer patient, will watch that historic day pass from behind bars, as he serves out the remainder of a four year […]

Non-Profit MaxLove Project Sees Complementary Therapy As Key To Fighting Cancer

When Audra and Justin Wilford learned their then four-year-old son Max had brain cancer in 2011, they suddenly found themselves in a difficult situation. But rather than despair, they sprung into action, learning how to complement their son’s treatment and building a support system for themselves and other parents facing similar circumstances. Wilford had no […]

High Times Launches Pink Cannabis Pins to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

Have you ever wanted to wear a cannabis leaf accessory while simultaneously supporting an important cause? Well, you’re in luck. High Times and all of their properties have started selling pink cannabis leaf pins to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Yes, the pins will support breast cancer research. Not just awareness. The pins are […]