“A diagnosis of a brain tumor is probably one of the most frightening conversations that you can have with your doctor,” begins Mara Gordon.
Gordon is the founder of Aunt Zelda’s, a company which creates specialized blends of cannabis supplements for medical cannabis patients.
Over the past eight years, thousands of California cannabis patients have made appointments with the Aunt Zelda’s team in an effort to manage many different and complex medical conditions with cannabis.
Yet, it’s cancer patients who make up a large portion of the Aunt Zelda’s clientele.
“We don’t know a lot of people walking around years and years later after a diagnosis of brain cancer because the traditional treatments just do not work that well,” explains Gordon in a Green Flower Beginner Series segment on cannabis and brain cancer.
Indeed, cancers of the brain pose a particularly difficult challenge to oncologists.
While surgery, targeted radiation therapies, and advancements in chemotherapy over the years have dramatically improved the outlook for cancer patients, many conventional chemotherapy drugs have difficulty actually making it into the brain.