Here's Why Drug Companies Hate Medical Weed and Prefer If It Remains Illegal

02.24.12 Bucky Turco

Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago and she has been very open about sharing her experiences as she battles the disease, including her chemotherapy treatments. Due to the side effects, doctors often prescribe pricey medicine to help deal with the nausea and vomiting, but as she noted on Twitter earlier today, there’s a much cheaper (and more natural) alternative: “Chemo-nomics. Here’s $500 worth of a drug that works, 3 doses, vs $100 or less of medical cannabis, many many doses.”