In this series we sit down with Ted Smith and Dr. Dave Hepburn to discuss the medical intricacies of cannabis. Ted Smith is the founder and president of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club. Ted has been an advocate for medical cannabis, compassionate access and patients rights for 25 years. Dr. Dave Hepburn is a Canadian author and a retired medical doctor. He advocates for broader use of medical marijuana and cannabinoids. He is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC), International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) and Physicians for Medical Cannabis (PMC).

In today’s fourth video in the series, Dr. Dave and Ted discuss the efficacy of cannabis as a treatment for cancer. The discussion is so involved, we have split the videos up into two parts to address as many issues related to cannabis and cancer as possible. The relationship between cannabis medicine and cancer is long, and full of surprising victories for patients in the face of terminal diagnoses. Dr. Dave takes the time to explain how and why cannabis works as a medicine for cancer both to manage symptoms as well as how cannabis works to protect the body from the mutated cancerous cells.

Video by John Giles