Woman’s difficult final days inspire trial testing CBD and THC as end-of-life treatment

CBD News Blog – Ellen Steinberg thinks her mother would be smiling if she knew something good might come from her difficult final days of life. “My mother was this incredibly wonderful, strong character. She would be thrilled.”

Libby Soffar, 89, was suffering from terminal blood cancer when she began receiving hospice care to try to help her transition from life to death as comfortably as possible. “We had someone with her all the time, but the only thing they could do to try to help her feel better was to give her more morphine,” Steinberg said.

“But it had side effects and caused other issues. I mean, the last thing anyone wants to see is somebody struggling with the disease and being given more and more medication that’s doing nothing but making them more uncomfortable.”


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