Season 4, Extended Episode 12: Cannabis and Cancer

The Wendy Love Edge Show with Topher Kogen does not dispense medical advice.

Dr Brian Nichol
“Medical cannabis patients are certified by a physician as having a qualifying condition. The patient is issued a card and then, too often is left to decide for themselves as to the best treatment. Dispensary employees are usually the cornerstone of giving patients advice on strains and how to use cannabis. Sometimes they are very good at giving recommendations. Sometimes, not so much.

Modern medicine treats disease with the drugs that are effective for the majority of patients, forgetting that we are all very different individuals. What is a good choice for one patient may be ineffective or cause side effects in another. Although most patients see some improvement in using cannabis, getting the best result is a bit more complicated…

I have seen patients without much knowledge or direction experience lukewarm results of medical marijuana. I have also seen those so-so results turn into remarkable improvement under the knowledgeable direction of a doctor that treats the individual patient using the correct combination/forms/amount of cannabis.

It is my hope to sift through all the noise, marketing, agenda driven studies, politics and stigmas encountered when one tries to be an informed medical cannabis patient. I want you to get the best result from medical cannabis you can.”

Debbie Hansen
In 2003, I was diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma, breast cancer. I worked as a nurse for 32 years and had determined long before this diagnosis, that if I ever had cancer, I would not do the brutal cancer treatment of chemo and radiation. I still maintain that belief. After many surgeries, including a double mastectomies, the cancer kept returning canceling any hope of reconstruction. In 2007 I was basically sent home to die because of my refusal to do cancer treatment. With this said, I asked my doctor to only keep me comfortable until my impending death. This started a whole new can of worms. I ended up in a narcotic fog for about 7 years. So much I missed in these 7 years. Finally at the end of 2012 I realized I wasn’t dead. I slowly weaned off all of my narcotics, which I’ll list here. Morphine 270 mg a day, oxycodone 60 mg today, Xanax 4 mg a day, Adderall 40 mg today, and countless pharmaceuticals to alleviate the side effects of all the pharmaceuticals I was on. As I weaned off of all these drugs, I found myself in a world of pain. A friend of mine took me to Seattle and I was introduced to cannabis as a medicine, although I had used it recreationally since I was a kid. I started FECO (full extract cannabis oil).”
Watch the show for more information on Debbie’s story!

Pamela Jacobsen
“My name is Pamela Jacobsen and I am an American Medical Refugee forced to leave my home in MS to relocate where I have safe access. I was dying without cannabis and now that I have access, I am living instead of dying. I originally went the conventional route with chemo and radiation and was severely over radiated resulting in 109 surgeries to correct their mistake. I have beat cancer twice with full extract cannabis oil. ”


This show is written and created by Wendy Love Edge and Topher Kogen
Show Management and Producer: A. Edge Productions
Editing: Flint Woods
Booking Music and Art:
131 Inclusion Gallery
Karas Healthcare
Mary Will Nourish
Purely Natural CBD
Highlands Residential Mortgage
Uptown Kitchen and Taphouse
Arkansas Hemp Genetics


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