Call me a pothead

No shame in staying alive: How medical marijuana helped save me from brain cancer

Marc Parenteau

When Bay Area writer Adam Bessie’s brain cancer returned in 2013, he was thrown back into the nightmare he calls the “Chemoverse.” But this time was different: a physician prescribed him medical marijuana. Here is his story, illustrated by Marc Parenteau.

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Adam Bessie writes non-fiction comics which have appeared in The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Truthout, and The Pacific Standard. He teaches community college English in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more comics, see his website or follow him on Twitter.

Marc Parenteau is a California-based cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Atlantic. Find more at his website and on Twitter.

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