People join us here in Denver for cannabis tours for many different reasons. Most are seeking a unique Colorado experience during their travels, and many are celebrating milestone life events like a 30th birthday party or a bachelor party. More and more, we’re welcoming guests here on medical journeys. Whether they’re coming from prohibition states where cannabis is completely illegal or states that are on the path to medical legalization, they see Colorado as the mecca for discovery and experimentation. They come to learn more about the relationship between cannabis and cancer.

For some, cannabis is a last-resort remedy after more traditional treatments have failed. This is how we met Monica and her mother Janie, who joined us for a cooking class and soon became part of the My 420 Tours family. They shared their story about cannabis and cancer with us, and they have been gracious enough to allow us to share it with you.

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Dearest My 420 Tours,

You all hold a special place in my mom’s heart and my own, and we have much love for you. Here is our story of how you have become family to us.

My mom Janie was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer for the second time this past year. She was dreading chemo and all the side effects that come with the many pharmaceutical medications she was on the last time. Her spirits were down and it was at that point we decided to research alternative medications. After hearing about all the benefits of cannabis we decided to give it a try.

However, there was a problem. We live in Texas. Cannabis in Texas is illegal for any purpose! And my conservative mom could only think “Lord, no one better find out what we are up to!” So I did what any desperate daughter would do. I packed our bags and boarded a flight to Denver. I had no idea what we were going to do; I just knew we needed to get there. I Googled “cannabis tours” and found My 420 Tours. We read the reviews and decided to sign up for the Cooking with Cannabis Class since my mom refused to do the party bus lol.

This class was perfect for us and fit more with our style. They had something for everyone, which was great. We showed up to our cooking class and were amazed at how open and free everyone was about cannabis. Definitely a new experience for us. This was great because it provided a comfortable, judgment-free, and educational environment. I think we must have asked a million questions that day. Chef Patrick was super sweet and excited to teach two newbies. The class provided me with something that I could easily replicate back home as a beginner for helping my mom.

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Patrick sensed the urgency in my need to perfect decarboxylation. Yup, I learned that word and its importance within the first five minutes of class. He knew we were there with a bigger agenda and his compassion for us opened the next door on our journey to getting my mom what she needed. He gave us a brochure on Charlotte’s Web CBD oils and told us we really needed to check out the My 420 Tours storefront to find more products for people with medical issues such as my mom. Finally, we were learning what we set out to learn and our trip was becoming exactly what we had hoped for.

We arrived at the store and that is where we met our saving grace, Danny. Danny is one of the most caring and compassionate people we had ever met. He took the time to explain to us how the industry works, the differences in recreational use vs. medical use, the laws, different strains of cannabis, and the various products. He set us up with CBD oils, vapes, and coffee — all of which we are now consumers. He also helped connect us with other people in the industry and our journey with cannabis for medical use has broadened.

My mom has a long and uncertain battle ahead of her. She has been able to drastically decrease the amount of pharmaceutical medications and the side effects they cause now that she has started using cannabis. For this we are grateful. This journey has taken us down a path we could have never imagined. We have met the most compassionate, loving, and encouraging people from what started as a trip filled with desperation. Our love for you all in the industry runs deep. CANCER SUCKS! Love endures and God is Great!

Many blessings and much love,

Monica and Janie

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CANNABIS AND CANCER: RESOURCES

HERB: Cannabis and Cancer Treatment
National Cancer Institute: Cannabis and Cannabinoids 
The American Cancer Society: Marijuana and Cancer

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