Thank you one and all for your donations and encouragement, we made it to screening day. We hosted a lovely private showing at the Alcazar Theater in Carpinteria followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Bearman and Ruth Fisher, Ph.D. We received a rousing round of applause and numerous helpful comments, suggestions and feedback which will use to make the film even better. Schedule 1 was accepted to the Los Angeles Shorts Film Festival where it will have its "world premiere" in late March. Info here.....LASFF And this is just the beginning, big plans are in the works, stay tuned.
I am also thrilled to announce today's blood work was even better than expected, my tumor marker CA125 was 2.9, the lowest it has ever been. But as we move forward i feel like I am jumping off a cliff. Despite the experiments I did during my last remissions I still feel like I know so little. It is very hard to untangle the biochemistry of the effect Cannabis is having on my tumor with only a blood test every 3 weeks to see if my dosing is on target. I need to figure out how much of which cannabinoids will keep me in remission. From the preclinical data, we know THC is critical, but different driving mutation seems to need a different "helper molecule." I wish the science was easier to untangle, I wish I had a cancer lab and could grow the cells and do the experiments myself. My life is clinging to the very edge of human knowledge.
We need science! And the DEA be dammed, I am going to figure out how to do it. Nobody can tell me I can't investigate, learn and figure out how to save my life. So spoiler alert, actually the DEA can tell me I can't do this: growing and making medicine from Cannabis is a FELONY. I'm not actually not too worried about getting arrested because I am white, well off and times are changing. And given the alternative, 18 months to live, I have to take the chance. But over 600,000 people were arrested for Cannabis possession last year. This is madness! What kind of society bans science of such a hopeful medicine!
I am posting the link to Schedule 1 movie Please email me for the password.
hugs to all,
Michelle and Bruce