Local dispensary takes part in Relay For Life – KTNV Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Sanctuary is the first dispensary to take part in Southern Nevada’s Relay For Life.

This can be a game-changer in the lives of millions, who after hearing the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis, have to then think about how they are going to pay for it.

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It all started when Dr. Pejman Bady, a local family doctor and co-founder of The Sanctuary, learned his mother was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. She was given 6 months to live, but survived for another 6 years. Dr. Bady credits this to medical cannabis.

“I sat on a board of doctors and I was the one who told our partners that we will never use this. I was that guy until I saw it,” said Dr. Bady.

The American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute say research shows marijuana can help cancer patients or patients with serious illness by reducing nausea and pain. They also say CBD can help people suffering from seizures.

It’s important to note both organizations acknowledge potential harmful side effects and you should always talk with your doctor for recommended treatment.

Dr. Bady told us: “We’ve had

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