According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014, an estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed and 585,720 people will die as a result of cancer. Cancer is the second biggest killer in the U.S., accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.
So how can cannabis help? It can increase appetite, ease nausea and vomiting, soothe pain, help decrease anxiety, aid sleep, and decrease tumor activity – in other words, it can help in countless ways. Here are just a few findings from various research studies on the potential uses of cannabis in the treatment of cancer:
- Antitumoral effect: In a single study where delta-9-THC (a cannabinoid) was injected into the tumors (intratumoral) of patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, potential antitumoral activity was found. [see sources 1-2 below]
- Treatment of nausea and vomiting: Numerous clinical trials and meta-analyses have shown that dronabinol and nabilone (drugs derived from the cannabinoid delta-9-THC) are effective antiemetics…
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