Here’s Why Patients Should Have Quicker Access To Medicinal Cannabis
On Monday, Juan Isaiah Cruz III, one of the first patients in Florida received a full-strength medical cannabis product to help improve his quality of life.
On Monday, one of the first patients in Florida received a full-strength medical cannabis product. The patient is fifteen-year-old Juan Isaiah Cruz III. Due to his incurable brain tumor, he is eligible to use cannabis spray. Now, his family has hope that product can decrease the size of his tumor. Most of all, they see it as a major blessing, for Cruz and other patients. Be sure to hear about his story in the video below.
Juan Isaiah Cruz III receives full-strength medical cannabis
During August of 2014, Juan Cruz, aka JuJu, was diagnosed with Stage 3 Spindle Cell Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer.
Being that it took a lot of time to find a doctor to recommend the product to her son, Cuevas says “this has been a major blessing.”
Eventually, Cruz had his first visit with Dr. Joseph Rosado in Orange City. However, with a 90 day waiting period, it was unclear if he would even make it to delivery day. Therefore, Cruz took it upon himself to speak up on delivery day by inviting reporters into his home to hear of his hopes and struggles. According to Rosado,
This is the kind of case you never hope to have, but Juju is a fighter and he can be an example of why we should allow more patients to have quicker access.
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“Cannabis has helped many others with cancer. I’m willing to put faith in it too,” Kerri Parker said.