Here’s what’s happening today, Jan. 14, in the 914:
1.) Brittany Barger?is 27-years-old and has Stage 4 ovarian cancer. Her cancer has spread throughout her body, making surgery a far too dangerous option. The chemotherapy?hasn’t been working, and she has to take 10 to 15 pills each morning just to get out of bed, according to her interview with LoHud.com.
Though she knows that the marijuana capsules she started taking won’t save her life, it is something she can do for herself to reduce her suffering.
As?one of New York’s first medical marijuana patients,?Barger has shared her story?when Vireo Health of New York in White Plains opened last week?to put a face to medical marijuana patients.
Barger says the marijuana capsules?don’t make her feel high, CBS Local reports, it’s more about what they don’t make her feel. Her cancer and other treatments meant to help her only leave her with more negative side effects, such as lack of an appetite and with daily nausea and vomiting. She was tired of taking pills and sought out a license for medical marijuana.
The marijuana capsules have alleviated her pain and has given her an appetite, which she hasn’t had in a year.
“It’s [medical marijuana] like a taboo,” Barger told news 12 Westchester. “No one wants to talk about it. If this is something that can help people… why not?”
2.) Most people didn’t feel it, but LoHud.com reports that a tiny earthquake did occur in Port Chester on Wednesday. The 1.0 magnitude quake rumbled the ground near Walgreens on Main Street. Apparently, it’s pretty normal and occurs every few years. Read more by clicking below:
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