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An alternative therapy

After the legalisation of marijuana took effect last month allowing people to grow the plant at home and buy cannabis products, Sarayoot Buranapanich has found a glimmer of hope in weed. A 46-year-old terminal cancer patient, Sarayoot has turned his back on the mainstay of treatment.

In the early days, he was in agony. After five months of battling nasopharynx cancer, a doctor gave up and let him go home. Radiation and chemotherapy were unable to cure the final stage of the tumour, which grew larger than 6cm and spread to other parts of the body.

“I have run out of treatment options,” he recalled the doctor’s last word.

Thailand’s GPO became the first in Southeast Asia to cultivate medical cannabis. Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO)

He lay in bed…

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