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May 12, 2021

Mullum nurse defends using cannabis as a cure

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Sunny Jatara, an assistant nurse in aged care, used cannabis to cure herself. (Facebook)
Sunny Jatara, an assistant nurse in aged care, used cannabis to cure herself. (Facebook)

Sunny Jatara, Mullumbimby

First, I’d like you to know that I have never tried any drugs at all – never in my 58 years.  I’m an educated mother of four daughters who are all adults and all employed in ways that further the goodness of our planet.  I try never to break the law – I’ve only once had a speeding ticket in 40 years.  I work in a career that supports people who are struggling in life.  In other words – I’m a ‘model citizen’ and am trained as an Assistant Nurse in Aged and Community Care.

Some years ago I had surgery which left me with chronic projectile diarrhoea – somewhere between 5 and 10 times a day.  I would soil myself in public.  My whole life was affected as was my health.  I dropped 20kgs down to 52kgs (very skinny at 5’8” tall).  Nothing that the Drs could give me made any difference.  My body was literally wasting away, not just from lack of food staying in my GI tract long enough to be absorbed, but also from mal-absorbtion of necessary vitamins and minerals.

After two years of this, feeling fragile and wanting to die, I asked my body what it needed as plainly no one else could help (not even naturopaths and herbalists nor specialists).  The reply came:  “cannabis tea and suppositories”.  I’d never heard of cannabis being used either way but set out to investigate.  Being a ‘law-abiding’ citizen, I had no idea where to purchase cannabis but made some enquiries and ended up purchasing from The Lane Boys. Instant relief!  The cannabis tea took away the cramps, the constant nausea and bloating.  The cannabis suppositories (which do NOT make one ‘high’ as they bypass the major artery leading to the liver and go straight to the problem) took away the diarrhoea.  I am now a healthy 65 kgs ONLY BECAUSE OF CANNABIS!

There are two facebook pages (both american):  CKC – Cannabis Kills Cancer and Neutraceuticals 101.  I have been a member of both since being unwell.  Hundreds, literally hundreds of people with cancer have been completely healed by using cannabis.  Sometimes yes, by smoking it (great for breakthrough pain) but mostly by making oil and letting it dissolve under the tongue and/or by using anal suppositories as I did.  The main admin of CKC was himself completely cured of cancer using cannabis, having been given only months to live.  The main admin of Neutraceuticals is a chemist, a neuro-physisist, a consultant to NASA amongst other things – a very learned man.  Neither FB page is for ‘stoners’ but is for supporting people with detailed information on dosing etc together with whole life support with food and nutrients.  Magistrates concerned with the sentencing of The Lane Boys would do well to inform themselves.

One magistrate made the comment that Nimbin (and in particular The Lane Boys) need to grow up.  Part of growing up is the ability to be open to, and have the ability to assimilate information that, in our childish state, would normally be rejected.  In actual fact, it is the Court system that needs to ‘grow up’.

If it were not for The Lane Boys, it is possible I would not be alive today as my health condition had made me so depressed I was suicidal and it was impossible for me to gain weight.  The laws in our country regarding cannabis are archaic and go against all research and experience throughout the world.  It is our government’s attitude and the judicial system that needs to grow up.

I have a friend who makes cannabis oil (for free) for others to get rid of skin cancers.  Yes – used for 10 days it completely kills the cancer. So much better than the dr methods of burning and cutting. This oil is par excellence for pretty much any skin condition including staph infections.

Our current laws and the way they are carried out is sheer lunacy and is stopping the positive and healthy evolution of our country – the sentences these men received were head-shakingly ridiculous and go against all research, experience and grown-up thinking.

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  1. Indeed, Sunny!

    Cannabis has tremendous healing power – so much so that Big Pharma perceived it as a threat and did all it could to maintain its criminalisation. Now, of course, Big Pharma has seen the light ($$$$) and is belatedly getting on board the medicinal-cannabis boat.

    I have experiences that parallel yours, and I fully endorse your statement.

  2. I have chronic pain linked to numerous medical conditions one of them being arachnoiditis which is terminal. I live with this pain 24/7 & get limited relief from medicinal medicine. I would love to be able to use medicinal cannabis but am afraid of having my drivers licence taken from me. Why can’t the law be changed to allow the use of it when there is no THC in it. Does not make sense to me. I need to keep busy & need to use my car to drive to my voluntary work etc otherwise I would not be here tomorrow. Please change the law.

    • Hi Terri,

      Generally, the oils derived from Cannabis do NOT contain THC – the active chemical that causes the “high” feeling. They do contain either CBD or THCa, the latter being inactivated THC. THCa does not get you high, now does CBD yet they both work to cause autoimmune reactions within the human body that cause relief and immunity to certain ailments. So if you were Police tested immediately after taking your recommended dosages, it would not react on the test equipment, as they are testing for THC. I hope this helps and I suggest you look up the CKC Facebook site that Sunny has spoken about to get further confirmation and advice on your specific condition. Cheers

  3. Great response. Good on you for speaking out, it takes courage to do so and courage is required to change these society-damaging laws. Thanks.

  4. If the legal system wasn’t so sad it would be laughable.Law enforcement is childish and criminally punitive in most areas of life so I advise people to use intelligence paired with commonsense to guide their lives.. Use all your senses and do what’s right for you because only you ate located at the center of the universe and have access to your inner data. Don’t harm others!

  5. Yep Cannabis helped me…was messed up by psyche drug roller coaster during my doctoring days..now healed herbally including years if kind care and honest quality supply by many in Nimbin including lane boys..can’t imagine how I would have survived if I hadn’t gone from chemical to herbal therapy…I was Sinead could come to mullum.or Nimbin too…I was once worse than that when Sam started my healing journey I learnt nil about in Medical School but fear…like a cult or religion

  6. I totally agree, with the mullum nurse, it should be legal and the reason it hasnt been is more to do with tye pharma money etc than anything else. We need urgent change in the law and the ways that many social problems are dealt with. Unfortunately change is hard to come by when those addicted with money and power refuse to let go.


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