show makes tv history with medical marijuana discussion
Medical marijuana has long been a taboo subject, but The Ricki Lake Show tackles the subject matter head on with a debate on the most contentious topic in health care. The parents of a 7-year-old leukemia patient and cancer survivor Cheryl Shuman open up to Ricki on the positive effects of using cannabis in their treatments.
In a daytime exclusive, Erin and Brandon made national headlines with their controversial decision to administer marijuana to their 7-year-old daughter who is battling an aggressive form of cancer. Medical cannabis advocate Cheryl Shuman has been helping the couple with treatments for their daughter. Cheryl Shuman battled for her own life after stage four ovarian cancer almost took her life, but she turned to medical marijuana and survived the disease.
In a television first, Shuman showcases legal cannabis products in the “Medical Controversies” episode. Shuman, who calls herself the “Martha Stewart of Marijuana,” became an advocate and expert in the field for the $47 billion cannabis industry. See Reuters article