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How Weed Butter Helped This Couple Through Chemo

Chris Chapman tried dozens of medications to counter "side effects on top of side effects" of his chemotherapy cancer treatment. The side effects were mitigated with medical marijuana, which allowed him to discontinue all of those medications. This poignant short from filmmaker Angie Bird welcomes you to "Chappy's" kitchen to show you how this couple goes through chemo, together.

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