Drugs helped star survive cancer
star Larry Hagman (pictured) has credited marijuana with helping him beat throat cancer. The 80-year-old actor was diagnosed with the disease last year, but recently declared he was in remission. He has opened up about his health battle, calling cannabis ‘‘a medicine’’. He tells Germany’s Bunte magazine: ‘‘The cancer and the chemotherapy really took it out of me. I lost 30 pounds (13.6 kg) and weighed only 171 pounds (77.6kg). Marijuana actually brought my appetite back.’’ Dallas airs on Wednesdays (9.30pm, Nine, NBN).