Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Marinol, as some of you may know, is a cannabinoid pharmaceutical product (Solvay Pharmaceuticals) that uses a synthetic version of THC - the stuff found naturally in marijuana - to control nausea and increase appetite. When Bradley was ill, we asked more than one doctor about Marinol as he was having difficulty with side effects of traditional nausea reducers. They hemmed and hawed, looked the other way, and did not offer an RX for Marinol. So we were left with either continuing to experiment with the usual stuff or going afoul of the law to procure a "cannabinoid" product on our own. That was a couple of years ago.

Lo and Behold, at Ms M's last oncology visit, I picked up a box of tissues in the infusion center on which was an ad for Marinol in bold orange, "A unique pathway to multiple benefits"! How's that for spin! And out there for all to see and request. There is progress in this world after all.....

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