In 2017, singer and actress Olivia Newton-John disclosed that her breast cancer had returned 20 years after her initial diagnosis. In this article, Olivia Newton-John Uses Medical Cannabis to Help with Her Cancer Pain she shares her cancer story and how she’s been treating it with medicinal cannabis.
Dr. Sulak weighs in: “Treatment for cancer pain is one of the indications [for cannabis] that has quite a bit of research on it—including pain that hasn’t responded fully to opioid medication,” he said.
For those who are interested in trying medical cannabis for their pain but don’t happen to live in a state where that’s legally available, Dr. Sulak suggests talking to your doctor or oncologist. They may know about pharmaceutical-grade THC that they can legally prescribe (a.k.a. dronabinol).
This article written by Sarah Jacoby originally appeared in Self.com on September 21, 2017.