Cancer Survivor

Age: 18
Sex: Male
Primary Medical Conditions: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

I’m an 18 year old guy from Watsonville CA that has been though the bad and good in life. At the age of 13 I was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia or CML. As of right now and the stage of my condition I’m still sick, my doctors have me taking chemotherapy (Gleevec x4) orally every night for the rest of my life to keep the cancer cells inside my blood stream from multiplying. The side affects I have from this are: insomnia, depression, body aches, head aches, nausea and it kills my appetite. I’ve used marijuana before in the past to help myself because I didn’t want to take another pill. Since then, medical cannabis has been helping all my symptoms and has made my life and illness easier to cope with everyday.