My aunt was an oncology nurse at a widely known hospital for most of her career.
During her time in oncology, she dealt with thousands of patients suffering from cancer that were unable to get their hands on medical marijuana. Because there is no difference in the growing of recreational marijuana and medical marijuana, the laws are just as strict as they have always been. These patients have been told by world renowned oncologists that marijuana is the best they can do for their condition, yet, they are unable to access the drug. This can be a frustrating thing for a cancer patient. My aunt told me a story of a patient she had admitted to growing her own pot at her house. Honestly, this is not an uncommon occurrence in cancer patients. Growing pot can be simple if it is not a large-scale grow room. If a patient is able to grow just one plant, this can supply them with the drugs they need to get by until they are able to get their prescription filled legally. When you are in chronic pain, you will do anything to feel better. Opioids and alcohol only do more damage to the body and are extremely addictive. We know that with the marijuna industry growing and more research on the topic of pain and marijuna, this will not be the case forever.