The days when marijuana was used just to get people high are long gone.
As has gone on throughout human history for thousands of years, people around the world are finding that the green, spike-leafed cannabis plant can have beneficial effects for people afflicted with various diseases.
Violetta Muzychenko, of the Chicago suburb Grayslake, Ill., believes that cannabis oil has killed her cancer cells and prolonged her life. Born and raised in western Ukraine, the retired photographer and grandmother first came to the United States in 2000, which is when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer.
I spoke with Muzychenko recently in her comfortable one-bedroom apartment in Grayslake.
Remembering what it was like to be told she had such a serious illness at such a