Archive for the ‘Patient Profile’ Category

Patient Profile: RobZilla

By: Pamela Jayne If you have never had a personal experience with cancer, count your lucky stars, but don’t hold your breath, because chances are, you or someone you love will eventually be sidelined by this wretched disease, be it directly or indirectly. This month I met and had an enlightening...
January 9th, 2012 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

The State of Medical Cannabis in San Diego: More Patients than Patience

By: Pamela Jayne Disclaimer: This was written in a state of raw emotion in reaction to the U.S. Attorney and the Department of Justice’s decision to shit on the rights of medical cannabis patients and providers. The following words are neither eloquent nor offensive, but true. And like my Mom...
December 14th, 2011 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Patient Profile: Carrie


By: Pamela Jayne Working mothers are under a tremendous amount of pressure balancing the needs of their children, a job, and other family responsibilities. We all know the extraordinary lengths they go each and every day; but can you imagine dealing with all of that and having to endure a cancer diagnosis...
November 2nd, 2011 | Extended Magazine Articles, Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Patient Profile: James

By: Pamela Jayne Let’s just say that James is not hesitant when it comes to voicing his opinions. Although a broken back has left him confined to a wheelchair, his spirit and voice more than make up for what his body is unable to do. He is independent, strong-willed, and armed with a lifetime...
October 12th, 2011 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Patient Profile: Mary Revisited

By: Pamela Jayne What a blessing it was to revisit Mary this month. The first time we met, I was pleasantly surprised by how vibrant and healthy she appeared, despite what the disease and treatment were doing to her body. A year later, she looks and sounds better than ever. As longtime readers may already...
September 20th, 2011 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Patient Profile: Anne

By: Pamela Jayne Anne is an energetic and outspoken stay at home mother of two. Her husband may be the primary breadwinner, but she has two successful online businesses of her own where she sells her handmade crafts. They have quite the typical suburban life. And like a growing number of ‘typical’...
August 11th, 2011 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Patient Profile: Joe

By: Pamela Jayne At 70 years old, Joe is a large and outspoken man who is a passionate advocate of the Rick Simpson method of using highly concentrated cannabis oil to cure (yes, CURE!) cancer. He is the owner of a successful towing company, a husband of 30 years, a father and grandfather. He is also...
July 20th, 2011 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Patient Profile: Neil

Patient Profile: Neil
Vietnam Veteran, Christian, Medical Cannabis Patient By: Pamela Jayne I’ve had the privilege of meeting some truly amazing people while writing about the medical cannabis movement in San Diego, and Neil is no exception. He is honest, down to earth, and just about as laid back as a person can be...
June 14th, 2011 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

PLEASE DO NOT HARASS THE PATIENTS

PLEASE DO NOT HARASS THE PATIENTS
Story By: Pamela Jayne Our monthly patient profile is usually dedicated to telling the story of an individual who benefits from the use of medical cannabis. Due to the recent decision by the San Diego City Council, we have chosen to use this edition to speak on behalf of all patients. The preamble of...
May 17th, 2011 | Featured, Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Patient Profile: DAVE

Patient Profile: DAVE
Story by: Pamela Jayne It’s not only Dave’s knowledge of medical cannabis or his outgoing personality that makes him such a valuable staff member at The Green Door Collective in North Park; it is the fact that he is first and foremost a medical cannabis patient. He knows from personal experience...
April 21st, 2011 | Featured, Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Patient Profile: PHIL

Patient Profile: PHIL
Story by: Pamela Jayne It was 20 years ago this May when Phil was involved in a horrible motorcycle accident that altered the course of his life forever. The past two decades have been marked by excruciating pain, scars that will never completely fade, countless numbers of surgeries that are still being...
March 17th, 2011 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Popped Culture: Interview with Big Mike

Popped Culture: Interview with Big Mike
By: Robert Stinson “Now LGBT men and women soldiers fighting for every American’s freedom no longer need or have to hide who they are. They have and always will be like every other American that is willing to sacrifice their life for the great of this country, they are truly American Heroes....
February 21st, 2011 | Articles, Featured, Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Patient Profile: Susan

Story by: Pamela Jayne Imagine your whole life changing in an instant; waking up one morning, going about your usual routine, and by the end of the day, being hospitalized and told that you will most likely never walk again. This is what happened to Susan when she suffered a stroke on June 14, 2008,...
February 10th, 2011 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Profiles in Cannabis: The Patients Behind the Plant

Story by: Pamela Jayne Jim: Husband, Father, Full-Time Cancer Patient So you think you’ve had a stressful year? Let me tell you about Jim and what he has been through since November 19th, 2009, when he was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer at the age of 32. He’s been to over 100 doctor’s...
December 23rd, 2010 | Patient Profile | Read More

From Cancer to Cannabis: Mary’s Road to Recovery

By: Pamela Jayne Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer by accident – a hit and run car accident to be exact. That traumatic and painful experience ended up saving her life. From December of 2007 until May of 2008, as doctors and nurses tended to her wounded body – a femur broken in two...
November 18th, 2010 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Larry Sweet

Larry Sweet
By: Eugene Davidovich Larry Sweet’s career as a county CPS worker provided him with the ability to navigate the bureaucracy of county government – a skill which was very useful in his role as a Medical Marijuana Task Force member. As a younger man, Larry made his first ‘pilgrimage’...
June 10th, 2010 | Featured, Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

William Britt

William Britt
Expert Witness By: Eugene Davidovich Polio, a viral disease which can attack the nervous system leaving its victims paralyzed, has wreaked havoc on humanity for thousands of years. “Polio epidemics have crippled thousands of people, mostly young children… by 1910, much of the world experienced...
May 10th, 2010 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

WENDY CHRISTAKES

WENDY CHRISTAKES
MOTHER,PATIENT, FREEDOM FIGHTER By: Eugene Davidovich A dedicated mother of three, activist, and medical marijuana patient; Wendy Christakes with a severely injured back continues to be an integral part of the San Diego medical marijuana community, and has helped defend patients’ rights all the...
May 10th, 2010 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Cletus “Kron” Greathouse

Cletus “Kron” Greathouse
By. Eugene Davidovich Among the many great freedom fighters and advocates who have graced this community with their involvement and determination to fight for safe access to medical marijuana in San Diego is Cletus ‘Kron’ Greathouse, a man whose name will surely be remembered by many for...
April 16th, 2010 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More

Louis Robert

Louis Robert
By. Eugene Davidovich Louis Robert suffers daily from a number of conditions that have, for years, prevented him from living a normal life. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Louis worked for many years as a casino floor manager at Mandalay Bay, one of Las Vegas’ premier entertainment centers....
April 16th, 2010 | Patient Profile, San Diego | Read More
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