As the second most common type of cancer found in women, approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States will have it at some point. The good news is that most women can actually survive breast cancer if it’s detected and treated early enough.
This is why October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Early Detection = Early Treatment
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide initiative to increase awareness regarding the importance of checking for and finding breast cancer early through mammograms and self-checks.
Many organizations ranging from corporations to church communities do their part to help spread the word, and this is no different in the cannabis industry.
Dispensaries Doing Their Part
Given the overwhelming amount of anecdotal evidence showing that medical marijuana can relieve so many horrible side effects of the breast cancer treatment process, it makes a lot of sense for medical marijuana dispensaries to get behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
To kick things off, The Green Solution, with 15 dispensaries in Colorado, will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating three percent of its net earnings to the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer, Susan G. Komen, on Monday, October 1st.
Also, both locations of The+Source in Nevada will go pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating proceeds of pink colored Moxie batteries to the Ink Ribbon Foundation throughout the entire month of October.
For the cannabis consumers that aren’t located in Colorado or Nevada, there are also some online options that still support breast cancer awareness and research!
It is important to note that beyond pain, medical marijuana has actually been seen to help with a wide variety of issues caused by breast cancer diagnosis and treatment including:
- hot flashes
- loss of appetite
While marijuana may help some breast cancer patients, the thing that would help the most is a cure. The more awareness that is raised around breast cancer, the more money will do towards early detection, prevention, and research initiatives.
More awareness (and funding) brings progress, and it is nice to know that some folks in the cannabis industry see it the same way.
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