Young boy beats cancer odds with medicinal marijuana.

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Five year old Landon Riddle from Colorado was given only an 8% chance of survival, but is now living cancer free thanks to medicinal marijuana.

Landon was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia after feeling unwell with swollen lymph nodes, and then his health rapidly declined.

The prognosis was poor, the doctors advised for him to undergo chemotherapy, with a suggested treatment of FOUR years, but even then they said his chance of survival was only around 8%.

His mother said:

“His whole chest was full of leukemia tumors, which is why he couldn’t breathe,” his mother says. “They started him on chemo, but told us that he probably wasn’t going to make it.”

His desperate family were at odds with what to do, until his grandmother suggested trying marijuana as a treatment after reading about the benefits.

Unfortunately the family did not live in a state which supported using marijuana for medicinal purposes, but in her quest for her son’s health, his mother took him to a state that would allow it.

She moved with Landon to Colorado and started him on a treatment of THC for the pain and nausea, and CBD to battle the cancer. She says that after just a few treatments Landon’s condition improved dramatically ans says she can’t understand why this treatment is not universally allowed.

She said:

“It is atrocious that anyone on the planet would be charged for choosing cannabis over pharmaceuticals. My heart goes out to Adam Koessler and Rumor Rose, along with uncountable other families that are affected by cannabis prohibition. Get ready for the fight of your life.

Having a sick child is a battle in itself, but making this choice is a whole new world. You’re going to need thick skin, intuition, and a solid team. Don’t waste time making sure every other pharmaceutical does more harm than good. If it feels wrong in your gut, it’s probably wrong,

Landon has now been cancer free for 5 years, and the family say they have THC and CBD to thank.



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