CBS NEW YORK: ONE OF NY’S FIRST MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS SPEAKS
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One of the first patients to receive medical marijuana in New York is telling her story.
Brittany Barger, 27, was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer more than a year ago and said she turned to medical marijuana as a last resort.
“My body hasn’t reacted the way I wanted it to for chemo,” Barger said. “I can’t do surgery because it’s way too dangerous, and if I can come here and get some type of relief, and I feel like this is my choice.”
Barger said she was tired of taking dozens of pills that only made her feel worse and with the help of her doctor, she obtained marijuana capsules at the Vireo Health Dispensary in White Plains last Thursday.