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How Can Medical Marijuana Help Cancer Patients?

MMJ Recs

For some people, the treatment for cancer can be as bad as or worse than the actual disease. Patients often turn to alternative therapies to help them cope with the pain of the disease and the disabling effects of the treatment drugs. CBD and THC.

5 Ways Marijuana Helps Cancer Patients

Otherside Farms

Marijuana is becoming a widely accepted option for treating cancer patients. And in places where it is legal, cannabis is prescribed by doctors as an effective relaxant and pain suppressant. Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy often experience weight loss during the period.

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3 Medical Cannabis Strains Used to Treat Cancer

FloridaMarijuana.net

As the rate of cancer diagnoses rises worldwide, patients are finding more options with their treatments and healthcare routines. Patients can suffer from the disease itself, or from the side effects of chemotherapy and other pharmaceuticals medications. Patients report experiencing anxiety, insomnia, appetite issues, nausea, vomiting and fatigue. This epidemic affects not only patients, but their families and caregivers.

Mother of 2 Says Medical Marijuana Is Saving Her Life

MassRoots

Suffering from a bacterial brain infection, Vanessa’s symptoms include nerve pain, intense body aches, nausea , headaches, insomnia , and more. The nausea was pretty intense, and the pain in my body was beyond unbearable, level eight, nine, 10,” Vanessa said. “I

How medical cannabis can help osteoarthritis

420 Clinic

As the cartilage declines, symptoms such as restricted movement, deformity of the joint, instability, weakness and pain increase. Treatments usually involve pain medication and anti-inflammatories. These symptomatic treatments, while effective, have side effects.

5 Benefits of Taking Cannabis During Chemotherapy

Otherside Farms

For instance, delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is responsible for giving the user a feeling of high. Patients with cancer undergo chemotherapy, which aims at the cure, control, and palliation of the cancer cells. Chemotherapy is synonymous with pain.

‘Too costly, not enough evidence it works’, says UK in blow to cannabis campaigners

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis treatments are too expensive and do not come with enough test evidence to be effective, UK authorities have said. It also said current treatments for adults suffering severe symptoms were “not cost effective”.

Cannabis for Sciatica: Can It Actually Help?

Greencamp

Quite the contrary, the only official study that was ever performed on sciatica sufferers was with isolated THC. Also, there are many positive testimonies from people who’ve been self-medicating with “regular” cannabis, which contains THC, CBD, and many other cannabinoids.

Medical Marijuana vs. Recreational Marijuana

The Joint Blog

The focus is mainly on the two out of 100 chemicals known as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol(CBD). Recreational marijuana comes with a higher level of THC and is meant to provide consumers with the ‘high’ which comes as a side effect to its consumption.