“The Big Big Dream,” a drawing by Mykayla Comstock, an eight-year-old leukemia patient who takes massive doses of THC to treat her disease. She keeps a staple-bound journal of her dreams.
“Friday the 13th, [January] 2012, was the day we got told that she had a mass in her chest the size of a basketball,” Brandon Krenzler, her stepfather, told me. “Her oncologist said that the chemotherapy wasn’t doing what it was supposed to. They were going to recommend us to start considering full-body radiation and a bone-marrow transplant. So we gave her her first dose of cannabis oil. Six days later, it was in full remission.”