Wil Dasovich says medical marijuana helped him battle cancer

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Posted at Feb 23 2018 06:27 PM

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MANILA - Vlogger and former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Wil Dasovich said using medical marijuana helped him while he was undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer.

In an interview with Karen Davila on ANC's "Headstart" on Friday, Dasovich explained how medical marijuana worked for him.

"In California, maybe some people don't know this, but marijuana is legal. Not just medical marijuana, as in like marijuana by itself... Every single cancer patient I met in the infusion center uses medical marijuana. Because the best thing it does, it's kind of like a miracle drug. They give you all these pills and stuff... I hated popping all these prescriptions they're giving. It works, it alleviates stuff, but nothing was like medical marijuana," said Dasovich, who added that medical marijuana was endorsed by his doctors.

"There's something about it. The best thing is that it gives you an appetite. When you are in chemo, nothing tastes good. Your favorite food just tastes terrible, so you stop eating," he added.
 
"I didn't try it until halfway through my cycles. Chemo gets harder through every cycle, but it actually became so much easier once I've finally tried that (medical marijuana) and did it. And I didn't do it to smoke because I want to preserve my lungs. It comes in candy, in brownies and everything."
 
It was August last year when Dasovich was diagnosed with cancer.

Early this month, he revealed that he is finally cancer-free.