Tenille Farr is a devout Mormon. She grew up the fifth of nine children in small, rural, Rockland, Idaho. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) before attending Brigham Young University, where she met her husband. They got married and she became the mother to five beautiful young boys.
While Farr was pregnant with her fifth son, Gabe, she was diagnosed with stage-2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. If she underwent chemotherapy to treat the cancer, she risked losing Gabe or delivering him prematurely at severe risk to his health.
After much thought, prayer and research she decided to leave her family and home in Spanish Fork, Utah, to treat her cancer naturally with herbs and medical cannabis in Colorado and California, where the treatments are legal.
Through juicing whole-plant cannabis leaves and consuming full extract cannabis oil, she was able to stop the spread of her cancer, alleviate her symptoms and deliver a healthy baby this January.
Studies have shown there is no long-term risk to medical cannabis use in pregnancy. Research dating back to 1991 provides data on the development of 59 Jamaican children, from birth to age 5 years, whose mothers used marijuana during pregnancy.
“Studies of newborns, infants, and children show no consistent physical, developmental, or cognitive deficits related to prenatal marijuana exposure.” – Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts (via drfranklucido.com)